Buffalo Lake Wrongful Death Lawsuit 07 Dec 13

The family of a worker who died in a fall at a grain facility in Buffalo Lake has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew Burnett died in October of 2012 when he fell about 60 feet while working at the South Central Grain and Energy facility. Burnett’s family says he was wearing a body safety harness attached to a lanyard when he fell and that the lanyard and its parts were defective. The lanyard was manufactured by Honeywell International of Delaware, doing business as Miller Safety System. Both are defendants in the lawsuit filed in in Renville County Court. In response to the lawsuit, Honeywell asserts the possibility that the accident was the result of negligence of other parties, including Burnett.