Contractor killed in MSP airport accident
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a worker who died in an accident on Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport property was operating a backhoe when he was killed.
Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Pat Hogan says a work crew was dredging a pond Monday when the backhoe tipped over and crushed the victim. Hogan says the ground was soft, so the crew laid down planks for the backhoe.
KMSP-TV says the man was a contractor with J.M Hentges & Sons from Jordan. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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