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Update: Fosston Man Dies After Getting Caught in Garage Door

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   Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a freak accident in northwestern Minnesota.

  41-year old Mike Larson of Fosston died at a Bagley manufacturing plant yesterday.

  Police were called to Bagley Hardwood Products Tuesday morning. Larson's jacket was entangled in the pulleys of one of these large, warehouse doors that fold up like an accordion.

  Larson was pulled off the ground as the door was raised.

Larry Peterson, Bagley Police Chief: "The constriction of his jacket. The jacket became entangled and tightened up around his body."

Reporter: "He was gone before they were able to get him out?"

Peterson: "Yeah, there was no sign of life when we first got there."

  Ross was a longtime employee of Bagley Hardwood Products. OSHA is conducting an investigation of the accident.



A 41-year-old Fosston, Minnesota, man died in an accident on the job on Tuesday. Mike Ross Larson, an employee at Hardwood Products in Bagley, Minnesota, died when his jacket became entangled in a large automatic door.

Police Chief Larry Peterson says Larson was standing next to the door when it started going up. The door measures roughly 40 feet wide and 20 feet high.  The employee's jacket became entangled and lifted him about halfway up before the door stopped.

The Bagley Police Department, Clearwater Sheriff's Office, Bagley Fire Department and Bagley Sanford Ambulance responded. The police chief said it was too late to save him by the time emergency personnel arrived. Larson was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is being conducted by the Bagley Police Department in cooperation with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

A family friend tells Valley News Live Mike Larson leaves behind a wife and five children.

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