Police investigate fatal warehouse accidentSuperior police are investigating an accident at a warehouse located at 1515 N. First St. which resulted in the death of the victim soon after at a local hospital.
Superior police are investigating an accident at a warehouse located at 1515 N. First St. which resulted in the death of the victim.
At about 10:40 p.m. Thursday, Superior police responded to Essentia Health emergency room in Superior. Hospital staff reported that a patient had come in to the emergency room complaining of injuries resulting from a fall several hours earlier, according to a news release from Sgt. Derrick Hughes with the Superior Police Department. The victim, Douglas Glen Moen, 65, later died from these injuries.
Investigation by police throughout the evening and into Friday morning determined that Moen had been working at the warehouse on North First Street with two other men. Information provided by the men indicated the three of them had been moving some furniture in the building but it was very dark at the time.
Moen proceeded to try and find a light switch but fell 8-10 feet down an elevator shaft.
The other two men heard the noise of the fall and Moen yelling for help. They transported Moen to the hospital because he declined having an ambulance called.