Missouri trucker killed after struck by pipe while unloading

By Land Line staff | Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Missouri truck driver was killed after a pipe struck him while unloading at a Blaine, Minn., business, according to a Blaine Police Department press release.

At around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Blaine Police Department received a call about a medical emergency. A Missouri trucker in his late 20s was struck by a large-diameter plastic pipe while unloading. Police have not released the man’s name.

Blaine Police, Allina paramedics, and the Blaine Spring Lake Park Fire Department gave first aid to the trucker at the scene. Star Tribune is reporting the incident took place at Gary Carlson Equipment. Paramedics took the man to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids where he was later pronounced dead.

The incident still remains under investigation by the Blaine Police Department, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and the Minnesota Department of Occupational Safety and Health.

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