Boy, 5, falls from bucket of moving skid loader, is fatally crushed south of metro
- August 23, 2013 - 9:48 PM
A 5-year-old boy riding in the bucket of a skid loader outside his home south of the Twin Cities fell and was crushed by the equipment being operated by a relative, Goodhue County authorities said Friday.
Matt Mallett was injured shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the family’s home on Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls Township, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The skid loader was being driven by the boy’s great-aunt, Gail A. Henderson, 49, who also lives at the home, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The boy died while being treated at Cannon Falls Hospital.
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