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Beam Collapses, Trapping Big Lake Man Under Cabin

Posted at: 08/18/2013 8:23 AM
Updated at: 08/19/2013 7:21 AM
By: Cassie Hart

A man died after becoming trapped beneath a cabin while trying to level the structure on Saturday afternoon.

KSTP sister station WDIO reports the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Randy Loui Sayler, 45, of Big Lake. 

The office says Sayler was among several people trying to level a cabin on Lavell Road in Lavelle Township when a beam collapsed, trapping Sayler beneath the cabin.

An officer cut a hole in floor of the cabin to extricate Sayler, but he died at the scene.