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Worker dies in gravel pit accident


MILACA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal industrial accident at a gravel pit in Milaca.

The Mille Lacs County sheriff's office says 41-year-old Scott Armstrong of rural Swanville was killed Thursday while working on a large conveyor belt system that was to be moved.

Authorities say Armstrong was struck in the head by a large wheel. WCCO-TV reports the medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

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