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Burnsville Menards worker dies in forklift accident

BURNSVILLE – A 27-year-old man is dead after a forklift mishap at a Menards store in Burnsville last week.

Alec Michael Saunders of Burnsville suffered blunt force chest injuries Friday at the store, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. He was pronounced dead shortly before 9 a.m. Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

The store is located on Minnesota 13, west of Interstate 35W.

The accident is being investigated by Burnsville police, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office.

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