University of Minnesota student identified as victim of vacant grain elevator fall



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MINNEAPOLIS — The woman who fell to her death after climbing inside a vacant grain elevator in Minneapolis over the weekend is identified as a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student.

The Hennepin County medical examiner's office says Emily Roland of Cottage Grove fell Saturday night in the Bunge grain elevator just north of campus.

Roland died of multiple blunt force injuries. Her death was ruled an accident.

A university spokesman tells the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1QGh2KU ) Roland enrolled at the school in the fall of 2013. The liberal arts student was a sophomore.

Roland slipped from a 10th-floor ladder and landed 30 feet below in an empty metal grain bin. She is the second person, both University of Minnesota students, to have fatally fallen in the elevator since 2006.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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