Fatal Fall In Buffalo Lake 29 Oct 12

Authorities have released the name of the 28-year-old man who died after a 60-foot fall from a grain elevator in Buffalo Lake over the weekend. Andrew R. Burnett of New Ulm was reportedly a contractor working on an expansion project at the elevator when he fell on Saturday. Several 911 calls were received concerning the fall at around 10:50 Saturday morning. Burnett died at the scene despite efforts to resuscitate him. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Buffalo Lake Police Department will be assisted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the investigation into the death.