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Man dies in gravel pit accident


September 16, 2022

A Culver man was killed Wednesday, Sept. 14, as the result of a work-place incident at the Northland Constructors gravel pit in Industrial Township.

According to a news release from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, Brad Lewis Wojtysiak, 40, was found dead just before 3 p.m., Sept. 14 in what appeared to be an industrial accident at the gravel pit near Highway 33 and Sunset Lake Drive.

An employee at Northland Constructors, Wojtysiak was working on a large piece of equipment.

Though there were other workers in the general area, he was alone at the time of the incident.

He was found by another employee and was already deceased. The Cloquet Area Fire District’s heavy rescue team responded to assist with recovery.

The death is being investigated by the Sheriff's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


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