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Potlatch employee dies in fall Saturday
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

     A Potlatch Lumber Mill employee from Grand Rapids fell to his death Saturday at the plant in northern Hubbard County.

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     According to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Mitchell Harthan was performing maintenance at the plant 40 to 50 feet in the air when a catwalk he was standing on collapsed and he fell to the ground.

     He was unresponsive when co-workers crews arrived on the scene and was pronounced dead by medical staff on the scene.

     The fall occurred just before 1:30 p.m. OSHA and the Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident.

 

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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