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MN Electrical Worker Killed while on Scissor Lift

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Nov 2, 2o11 – Sioux Falls, MN – Sioux Falls Police have released the name of a Minnesota electrical worker killed in a job site accident Tuesday morning.

Bruce Lynn Leibfried, 58, of Arko, Minn., was working on a scissor lift at the post office building on 4801 N. Fourth Avenue in Sioux Falls.

He came to work at about 7 a.m. and no one was nearby when the bucket of his crane was lodged between some tubing and a rafter in the ceiling, according to Det. Sean Kooistra of the Sioux Falls Police Department.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Rural Metro ambulance responded to the call of an accident at about 8 a.m. Leibfried was dead at the scene.

Kooistra did not know which company Liebfried was working for.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to conduct an investigation into the incident.

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