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Man dies in fall in Meeker County

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Jun 23, 2014 at 5:19 am

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (KNSI) An Okabena, Minnesota man has died in a workplace fall in Meeker County.

Sheriff Jeff Norlin says 23 year-old Ruben Solis was putting tin on the roof of a chiciken barn in Darwin Township on Saturday when a board broke, causing him to fall 28 feet to the concrete floor below. Solis died from his injuries at the scene.

Solis was employed by Pro-X Builders of Sioux Falls. Pro-X was subcontracted to build chicken barns for the Sparboe Company of Litchfield.

The accident is being investigated by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office. 

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