Sleepy Eye man dies following workplace accident
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (KEYC) - An investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Labor and Industry is underway after a Sleepy Eye man died in a workplace accident Tuesday morning.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just before 8:45 at Miller Sellner Implement in Sleepy Eye in what is described as a work-related farm implement accident.
The sheriff’s office says Austin Brett Trebesch, 27, was treated at the scene and taken to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center, where he later died. Officials have not given details about the accident.
The incident remains under investigation by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Trebesch’s family to ease some of the financial burden.
According to the GoFundMe, Trebesch leaves behind his high school sweetheart Justine and their 1-year-old daughter Gigi.
“The love Austin had for his family and friends was evident. When Austin wasn’t spoiling his girls, he was helping out on the family farm, working on his truck, renovating their house, or enjoying a drink of Sun Drop,” the GoFundMe read in part. “Austin was a truly amazing person whose impact will forever be felt.”
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