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Ryan Leif Erickson


On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson was paged to respond to a weather watch due to impending violent storms. As he was leaving his farm, Firefighter Erickson was struck by a grain bin that was lifted off its’ foundation rolling off of a shed and landing on top of him, crushing him, and killing him instantly.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Blomkest Fire Department
103 S Main ST
Blomkest, Minnesota 56216

Chief: Matthew Erickson

Age: 63
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 12, 2022 6:45 p.m.
Date of death: May 12, 2022
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Crushed
Activity type: Responding
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: May 17, 2022