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UPDATE: Victim of Byron work accident identified

KAAL-TV
Updated: March 27, 2020 09:38 AM
Created: March 26, 2020 08:37 AM

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who was killed when the boom lift he was operating came in contact with a power line on Thursday morning. 

According to Captain Scott Behrns, that man is 37-year-old Anthony Streed. Streed was a mechanic with Duke Ariel Equipment and was working on the boom when he somehow came in contact with a live power line. Streed caught on fire and died at the scene. The fire department had to wait for Xcel Energy crews to get there before they could get to Streed's body. 

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The state fire marshal's office, Mayo Clinic Ambulance, OSHA, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, and the Byron Fire Department were all on scene. 

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(ABC 6 News) -- One person is dead after a boom came into contact with a power line Thursday morning in Byron according to a preliminary investigation by the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.

According to Captain Scott Behrns, the call came in just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 on Barbaree Ln SE in Byron. 

Someone was inside an elevated boom when it came in contact with a power line. There was a fire and Capt. Behrns said one person died. 

The Byron Fire Department, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, and Xcel Energy are all on scene. 

UPDATE: The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office has provided updated information revealing it is unclear which crews were involved in the incident.


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