A man working at a Shakopee company that produces malt and other brewing supplies died Monday night after falling into a grain bin, police said.
The death was reported around 9:15 p.m. at the Rahr Malting Company at 800 W. 1st Av. Officers were called by employees to the plant and found the man dead, said Sgt. Jamie Pearson.
Police on Tuesday said the 58-year-old man was from South St. Paul.
They also said the death appears to be accidental. Nobody saw the fall, and it was not known how long the man had been in the bin before he was found by co-workers. His name has not been released, and the Hennepin County medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death, police said.
OSHA is investigating the incident.
Rahr Malting is a family-owned company that employs more than 240 workers. In November, the company opened a new $68 million malt house and in the process became what is believed to be the world’s largest single-site malting facility.
The campus now includes six malt houses, a 20,000-square-foot research brewery and technical center, and an 80,000-square-foot distribution and packaging facility.
Rahr has been in Shakopee since 1937.