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Bemidji man dies after boom lift touches power line

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A Bemidji man is dead after the boom lift he was operating touched a power line.

Police Chief Mike Mastin says police, firefighters and ambulance workers were called at 11 a.m. Thursday to Acme Tools in Bemidji for a medical emergency.

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The 49-year-old man was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The man's name was not immediately released.

The Bemidji Pioneer (http://bit.ly/JmMJGl) reports police are investigating.

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Information from: Pioneer, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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