Renville County Grain Elevator Death 29 Oct 12

A 28-year-old man has died after a 60-foot fall from a grain elevator in Buffalo Lake Saturday.

Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable says the man was a contractor working on an expansion project on the elevator when he fell. His name hasn’t been released, pending notification of relatives.

Sheriff Hable says resuscitation efforts by rescue crews were unsuccessful.

The incident was reported just before 11 Saturday morning.

Local officials and the Federal Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA) are investigating.