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Minnesota man dies following industrial crane incident in Iron County, Mich.

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MASTADON TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WLUC) – A Minnesota man has died after an industrial crane incident in Iron County’s Mastadon Townhip.

Michigan State Police, Iron Mountain Post, responded to the fatal occupational accident at about 12:25 p.m. on August 31 at the Lower Dam Road hydroelectric power station.

The investigation found that employees at Waterworks Marine in La Crosse, Wisconsin, were using a crane mounted on a barge to pull a bulkhead into position when the crane’s boom broke off and hit a worker standing in the country.

Aspirus EMS paramedics, assisted by Alpha / Mastadon Township Fire Department, responded on the spot, but Neil Boser, 49, of Hillman, Minnesota, a Waterworks Marine worker, died from his injuries.

MSP Iron Mountain Post says the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is following up on the incident.

No further information was released at this point.

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