A construction accident claimed the life of a Northern Minnesota man. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a call about a man who was electrocuted at 1:34 p.m. on Oct. 4.
The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office identified the fatality as Richard Roy Washburn, 30, who was electrocuted while on a construction site in Wright, Minn. on Thursday afternoon.
The fatal construction accident took place at Center Road and East Mud Lake Road in Wright, Minn.
The victim was identified as Richard Roy Washburn, 30, of Hill City; Minn. Washburn had worked for Ulland Brothers.
Washburn was employed by Ulland Brothers.
Authorities are investigating the electrocution death of a construction worker on Thursday in Carlton County.
An investigation of the accident is being conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Details are scant but it was reported that on October 4, a 30-year-old man became the victim of a construction accident in Carlton County and his death was caused by electrocution.
Even in an era where safety standards and regulations are strictly imposed, several other construction accident cases showed the prevalence of these tragedies.
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