Litchfield Man Dies in Industrial Accident 06 Oct 17

(KWLM) A Litchfield man is dead after an industrial accident in Watkins.  

51-year-old Todd Shoutz died in the accident at a company on North 4th Street Wednesday morning.  

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to the business in the 500 Block of North 4th Street at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday.   When they got there, they found Shoutz pinned inside a piece of equipment. 

Watkins Fire and Ambulance responded and a Life Link 3 helicopter was called, but despite lifesaving efforts, Shoutz died of his injuries at the scene. 

He was a maintenance worker and was working on the piece of equipment when the accident happened.  

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.