Officials responded to an accident at the Rahr Malting Company plant at around 9:15 p.m. local time. An employee, whose name has not been identified, was working in an area of the facility when he fell into a machine.
The worker was removed from the machine by emergency crews minutes later, according to KSTP. Unfortunately the worker died at the scene. It is unclear what kind of machine the worker fell into and whether he was wearing any safety harness at the time of the accident.
The investigation into the fatal accident is still ongoing, and officials say more information will be released later on Tuesday. The Rahr Malting Company claims to be the largest single-site malt production plant in the world, reports KSTP.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):