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Pine City OTI Takes Transfers after Mpls. Tragedy.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 5:47 am

Earlier this week, a man working at the Organic Technologies Transfer and Compost Station in Minneapolis was killed while he was separating leaves from bags. The 21-year-old became engulfed in the contents. The tragic accident forced the plant to shutdown and all the rerouted material was transferred to Pine City’s OTI location. Troy Miranowski is the OTI Site Manager for Pine City. He says while the transfer from Minneapolis appears overwhelming, Pine City’s site is capable of handling the load.

Hear Miranowski’s Comments:

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Miranowski says that Wednesday was the last day he expects the transfers to take place. Mesa Kincaid works for Kincaid International, the company that helped bring OTI to Pine City. She says, the situation, while tragic, gives local and state residents a chance to learn about the unique work being done in Pine City.

Mesa Kincaid:

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Investigators are still looking into the death, which is being called an accident. OTI opened the Transfer Station on 3750 Washington Avenue North in September, 2007.

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