Man killed Tuesday in construction mishap near Minster


MINSTER — The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday released information surrounding a fatal construction equipment accident that occurred two days earlier.

The accident took place around 2:47 p.m. Tuesday on Minster-Fort Recovery Road, just west of Minster, and resulted in Thomas Wendeln, 59, being pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy. There are no signs of foul play as this appears to be a tragic construction equipment accident, according to the statement. The incident remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Minster Police Department, Minster Fire and EMS and the Auglaize County Coroner’s Office.

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