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Published December 01, 2010, 04:49 PM

Farm Worker Dies When Windmill Crashes on Tractor

A farm worker has died after a windmill crashed onto the tractor he was using to remove snow in central Minnesota.

By: Associated Press,

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A farm worker has died after a windmill crashed onto the tractor he was using to remove snow in central Minnesota.

The Meeker County sheriff's office says 52-year-old Patrick Ladd of Eden Valley was using a small loader tractor to push snow when he apparently hit an old windmill on the property Tuesday.

The 40-foot-tall windmill collapsed and fell on the tractor as Ladd was backing away. The West Central Tribune of Willmar reports the tractor got hung up on a steel post and was still running when another employee of Langmo Farms discovered the victim.

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