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UPDATED: Becker County man dies after falling into demolition bin

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. - A 59-year-old Mississippi man was pronounced dead at the scene after falling from a catwalk at a demolition site three miles north of Detroit Lakes on Saturday.

Becker County sheriff's deputies were contacted by the man's wife Saturday night after her husband didn't check in with her that evening as he usually did. He was identified as Kenneth Ray Benton of Magee, Miss.

Deputies found the man's body at the site where he'd been working: a former asphalt plant that was being disassembled. According to a press release, the victim "had apparently ... fallen from a catwalk of a substantial height."

Ambulance and fire/rescue units responded, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He will be brought to St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center for an autopsy.