MN Worker Killed Maintaining Industrial Machinery

Watkins, MN – A maintenance worker was killed last week when he became pinned in the industrial machinery he was working on at International Barrier Technology. Rescue workers freed the man from the equipment and began life saving efforts, but sadly, he died at the scene.

The worker was identified as Todd Shoutz, 51, of Litchfield (MN). Shoutz, a mindustrial machineryaintenance worker at Barrier Technology, was reportedly working on a machine and became pinned in a piece of equipment. Despite the efforts of emergency teams on the scene, the employee succumbed to his injuries after being freed from the equipment.

The International Barrier Technology plant in MN processes building materials to make them fire-resistant.

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