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East Grand Forks man dies at construction site

Police say Schwan’s death appears to be accidental, but an investigation is ongoing.

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GRAND FORKS — An East Grand Forks man was found dead at a construction site in Grand Forks on Friday morning, June 3.

Grand Forks police were dispatched to a construction site just south of 2100 Empire Court around 7:26 a.m. Friday for a reported unattended death, a GFPD press release said.

Police said 54-year-old Gerald Schwan, of East Grand Forks, had apparently been working alone on the site and was pinned underneath a piece of heavy equipment.

Police say Schwan’s death appears to be accidental, but an investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the incident, is encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department by one of the following methods:

Call: 701-787-8000
Online: Submit a tip via the GFPD’s Facebook page or website
App: Submit a tip via the Tip411 app

Related Topics: GRAND FORKS POLICE
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