BREAKING NEWS: Owatonna woman killed while working for tree service
An Owatonna woman working for a tree company has died in a work-related incident in Houston County.
Chief Deputy Brian Swedberg of the Houston County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Kayla Wimer-Wood, 33, of Owatonna. She was killed while operating an ATV for Carr’s Tree Service of Ottertail, Minn. around 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Swedberg said Wimer-Wood was pronounced dead at the scene in the southeast area of Houston County. The sheriff’s office said she was the driver and only occupant on the ATV at the time.
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident with help from the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since it was a work-related death.
A memorial service will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. at Brick-Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna.