A man building a barn at a Sparboe Farms site near Litchfield, Minnesota, has died from injuries sustained after falling about 28 feet on June 21. Ruben Rodrigo Esquivel Solis, 23, Okabena, Minnesota was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Star Tribune, Solis was putting tin on top of the roof of the barn, when a board broke and caused him to fall to a concrete floor below. Meeker County emergency personnel were called to the plant around 6:30 p.m.


Solis was not an employee of Sparboe Farms, but rather an employee of Pro-X Builders Inc. Pro-X, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was contracted to build barns for the leading egg producer.