Worker dies inside 3M plant in central Minnesota

Police were alerted to the accident at 3:44 a.m.

The 3M plant in Alexandria, Minnesota, is located at 2115 Broadway St.
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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A worker at the Alexandria 3M plant died early Tuesday at the facility.

According to the Alexandria Police Department blotter, a report came in at 3:44 a.m. of a male who was caught in a machine at 3M.

The name of the worker has not been released.

Officials at the St. Paul 3M Center released this statement:

"We are deeply saddened to confirm that one of our 3M Alexandria team members died overnight at the plant. We are reaching out to the employee’s family to offer support, and our thoughts are with the employee’s family and friends.


"Immediately on learning of the incident, we enacted emergency response protocols and notified police, fire departments and OSHA," the statement noted. "At 3M, the safety and health of all our employees is our top priority."

The company added that it is working closely with the authorities as they conduct their investigation.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Alexandria plant remained closed.

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