Man dies in fall from 2nd floor sliding door

Published 7:49 am Thursday, July 6, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say a central Minnesota man fell to his death through his home’s second-level sliding door, which does not have a patio or deck on the other side.

The Star Tribune reports that 40-year-old Chad Kraemer died after falling 10 to 12 feet at his home in Collegeville Township.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the scene about 4:40 a.m. Sunday. The Cold Spring Fire Department rescue squad — which includes Kraemer as a member — responded to the call.

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Kraemer had been with the rescue squad for 19 years and was part of a third generation that owns Kraemer Trucking and Excavating. He is survived by a wife and three children.