Grand Forks Police: Body found at construction site

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Grand Forks, ND) -- An East Grand Forks man has been found dead after an accident at a construction site in Grand Forks Friday morning.

The Grand Forks Police Department tells WDAY Radio that a little before 7:30 a.m, officers were called to the site just south of 2100 Empire Court for the report of an unattended death. The preliminary investigation has determined that an employee working alone on the site had been pinned underneath a piece of heavy equipment. The deceased male was identified as 54-year-old Gerald Schwan.

Schwan’s death appears to be accidental at this time, but an investigation to determine facts surrounding the accident remains ongoing.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the incident, is encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police at (701) 787-8000. You can also submit a tip via the Police Department's Facebook page, or via the Tip411 app.