New Ulm Man Dies After Being Schocked


NEW ULM, Minn. (KEYC) — Authorities in Nicollet County say a man died on Sunday after he had been shocked by a power cord.

Authorities say 46-year-old Steven Franta died at the scene.

KEYC reports the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office reported it received a call at 12:50 p.m. Sunday of an unresponsive male at 38896 625th Avenue in rural New Ulm.

Upon arrival, deputies found Franta being tended to by family members.

The on-scene deputy took over life-saving measures until they were relieved by the Lafayette Ambulance Service and Gibbon Fire Department.

North Memorial Air Ambulance also responded and assisted in life-saving measures, although they were unsuccessful.

Authorities say Franta had unintentionally been shocked by a power cord at the farm site.


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