Officials have released the name of an Albert Lea, Minnesota, man who was killed in a workplace accident this week in Northwood. Fifty-three-year-old Dennis Vanderwoude was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester Tuesday after an accident Monday night at Advanced Component Technologies Incorporated.
Vice President of Operations Jerry Derner says Vanderwoude was crushed by a machine. Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s records show a call was made to the plant Monday night shortly before 9:30 requesting an ambulance be sent to the scene.
The Iowa office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirms it is investigating an accident at the plant but could not release any further details as they were compiling information for their report.