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Fosston man killed in accident at Bagley wood manufacturing plant

BAGLEY — A veteran employee of a Bagley wood manufacturing plant was killed early Tuesday when he was caught in the pulley of a large industrial-size door as it was opened.

Police Chief Larry Peterson said an official of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was expected to be on the scene Tuesday to investigate.

The accident victim, a 41-year-old man from Fosston, “was a longtime employee” of Bagley Hardwood Products, the chief said.

Peterson was trying to contact the man’s relatives near the Twin Cities before releasing his name.

The 911 call came in about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Peterson said.

The man’s jacket became entangled in the pulley that is part of a large, 40-foot-wide hangar-like door as it opened in a folding movement, he said.

The plant is an affiliate of Renneberg Hardwoods based in Menahga, with other facilities in St. Cloud and Sioux Falls, S.D., according to the company’s website. It uses Great Lakes region lumber to make paneling, particle board, plywood, mouldings and other finished products.

A call to Bagley Hardwood Products wasn’t returned immediately.

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