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New Ulm Man Man Killed By Electric Shock

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A New Ulm man died over Labor Day weekend after receiving an electric shock at a farm site.

The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday at 12:50 p.m. to a call of an unresponsive male at 38896 625th Ave, New Ulm, near St. George.

Two family members were tending to 46-year-old Steven Thomas Franta when deputies arrived, but he was declared dead at the scene despite efforts by police and emergency personnel.

Franta had been accidentally shocked by a power cord at the farm site and succumbed to his injuries, according to a release from the Nicollet County Sheriff.

Assisting at the scene was Lafayette Ambulance, Gibbon Fire Department, and North Memorial Air Ambulance.


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