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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Crane operator dies in work accident in Maplewood

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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - A construction worker is dead after the crane he was operating tipped over at a church in Maplewood yesterday afternoon. 

Maplewood Police say 34-year-old Cory Lewellin of Ogilvie was killed when the crane tipped on it's side as he tried to move a large beam into place at the St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church and the crane's side supports gave way in loose soil.  He was cut from the dirt-filled cab by emergency crews but was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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