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Published October 25 2012

Backhoe accident kills worker

HASTINGS, Minn. – A Hastings man was killed Monday morning when a backhoe tipped over and fell on top of him.

Jeffrey Tukua, 46, was driving a backhoe for a drainage dredging project near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport at about 10 a.m. Because of the muddy ground, he was laying down wooden planks for the backhoe to sit on when the machine tipped over on top of him. Tukua was pronounced dead at the scene.