Police: Man dies at Hopkins Supervalu warehouse

Published 10:22 am Monday, September 22, 2014

HOPKINS — Police say a 51-year-old man has died in an industrial accident at a Minneapolis-area Supervalu grocery warehouse.

The Hopkins Police Department says the man was pinned under a piece of equipment and severely injured Sunday at the Supervalu Food Distribution Center in Hopkins. Responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

The man’s wife and a teamsters union identified him as Perry Goffard. His wife said that he had worked for the company for more than 15 years.

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A Supervalu representative says the company is working with authorities to investigate and speculation regarding the cause of the incident is premature. The retailer is based in Eden Prairie.