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Police: Minn. mechanic dies in Wis. work accident


LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin authorities say a Minnesota mechanic who was working underneath a vehicle has died after it fell on him.

La Crosse police say 49-year-old Kevin Ryan of Winona, Minn., was killed Wednesday afternoon.

A co-worker says Ryan was working on a vehicle about 12:40 p.m. when it fell. The co-worker called 911 and Ryan was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A La Crosse Tribune report (http://bit.ly/s6Yc99 ) says the accident is being investigated by OSHA, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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APNP-12-16-11 0536CST

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