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Man dies in Minn. crane accident

October 21, 2013
Associated Press

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — A man has died after the crane he was operating tipped on its side at a Maplewood construction site.

The accident happened around noon Monday at the St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church.

Police provided medical care to the crane's operator, 34-year-old Cory Lewellin of Ogilvie (OH'-guhl-vee), as they worked to free him from the cab. KARE-TV ( reports Lewellin was taken to Regions Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities would not speculate on the cause of the accident. Minnesota OSHA (OH'-shuh) is investigating.


Information from: KARE-TV,



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