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(KXLG - Watertown, SD) The Hamlin County Sheriff's Office is continuing their investigation into an incident at the Elevator in Hazel, SD that took the life of a 50-year-old man.


Sheriff Chad Schlotterbeck says at 10:50 am, Friday morning, emergency responders were dispatched to the Elevator for a male who had fallen about 50 feet.


The man was working, who was working for a construction company, was working on a grain bin when his equipment failed, causing him to fall. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 


The Hamlin County Sheriff's Office, Hamlin County Coroner's Office, Lake Norden Ambulance, and Hazel Fire Department were on scene.  


The name of the 50-year-old man will not be released pending notification of family members.