GFPD identifies snow removal worker killed in accident

GFPD identifies snow removal worker killed in accident Click to Enlarge

Grand Forks Police have identified the worker on a snow removal crew, who died in an accident early Saturday.

Sixty-one-year-old Robert Coons of Grand Forks apparently slipped off the front of a skid steer, and fell under the wheels of the vehicle.

It happened around 3:00 AM Saturday on the 600 block of High Plains Court.

Authorities say they attempted CPR on Coons, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and foul play is not suspected.

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