Family of man who died in workplace fall sues

OLIVIA, Minn. (AP) — 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 Oct. 27, 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 District Court in Renville County.

The West Central Tribune (http://bit.ly/1jqeSRW ) reports Honeywell, in response to the lawsuit, asserts the possibility the accident was the result of negligence of other parties, including Burnett.

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Information from: West Central Tribune, http://www.wctrib.com

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