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Man Killed in Garbage Truck Accident

Posted at: 12/13/2012 4:10 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A man is dead after the garbage truck he was working with rolled over him.

It happened just before 10:00 Thursday morning near Cannon Falls. The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office says the Waste Management truck had stopped to make a pick up. The driver put the truck in neutral, applied the air brakes, then both he and the passenger got out.

The driver went to the back of the truck to pick up a garbage can while his partner went to the front to do the same. That's when the driver says the truck started rolling, and his partner was hit.

The 53-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital in Cannon Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating.