Man dies in Valmont workplace accident

A 36-year-old Northfield man died on Thursday, July 27, after an industrial accident at Valmont Industries in Farmington.

The man has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as Enrique Rosas Murga who died of multiple blunt force injuries around 2:30 a.m.

Rosas Murga was helping operate a machine that tapers aluminum pipe into flag poles and light poles, according to KSTP-TV citing Farmington police.

“The employee associate was a well-liked, hard-working individual who would always step up to help teammates in production,” said Valmont employee James Morris in a statement. “We have the deepest condolences for the family and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”

Morris said Valmont has provided counseling for all associates and is currently investigating the accident.

“We’re working closely with our safety team, contracted experts in manufacturing, and OSHA,” he said. “Valmont has a long-standing commitment to providing a safe workplace for our team.”

The Farmington Police Department, Hennepin County Medical Examiner and OSHA are investigating the accident.

Valmont, located at 20805 Eaton Ave., is a producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Among its products are lighting and traffic structures, communication towers, to utility structures, and irrigation equipment, according to its website.

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