The shooting death of a Moark egg farm employee in Turner, Maine, is being investigated by the Maine State Police. The worker, identified only as a 57-year-old male, appeared to have been shot on August 19 when another worker was using a .22-caliber rifle to kill rodents inside a barn that was being cleaned.

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Authorities told news outlets the victim collapsed while attempting to leave the Moark barn. He died while being transported to a hospital in nearby Lewiston, Maine. An autopsy is pending.