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Worker dies in electrical accident at Wis. plant


NORWALK, Wis. (AP) -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a worker died in an electrical accident at a western Wisconsin meat packing plant.

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin (KWEER'-in) says the accident happened just before 10 a.m. Friday at the VPP plant in Norwalk.

Quirin says the man was taken by ambulance to a Sparta hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim's name is being withheld until relatives are notified.

Details of the accident were not released. A company representative did not immediately return a phone call for comment Friday.

OSHA and the sheriff's office are both investigating the accident.

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