A central Iowa man was killed on the job Tuesday afternoon. An electrical fire brought emergency crews to a gravel mine near Des Moines owned by Hallett Materials.
The body of 35-year-old Tadd Bainum of Norwalk was found near a burning transformer, though the power had to be shut off by MidAmerican Energy before the body could be approached.
The Polk County Sheriff says it’s unclear if Bainum was electrocuted and an autopsy is planned.
The accident is under investigation by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.