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Aitkin man killed in Carlton County construction accident

A 30-year-old Aitkin man died Thursday in a construction accident in rural Carlton County.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that Richard Washburn, an employee of Ulland Brothers, died in the accident at the corner of Center and East Mud Lake roads near Wright. Officials were called to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of a man who had been electrocuted.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene and is investigating the incident.

Wright First Responders and Cromwell Ambulance also responded to the scene.