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Hastings man dies in accident at recycling company

An 85-year-old Hastings man died tragically Thursday afternoon in an accident at a St. Paul recycling company.

Jack McCoy was unloading cans from his truck at Alter Metal Recycling when an employee driving a skid loader accidentally backed into him. The accident occurred at about 1:40 p.m.

McCoy was a World War II veteran who served with the Navy. He was married to Betty Rother and worked at the 3M plant in Cottage Grove for 39 years until retiring in 1986. He is a past member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.

McCoy is survived by his wife Betty; children Colleen Broderson of Bloomington, Mark (Maggie) McCoy of Indianapolis, Jack (Becky) McCoy of White Bear Lake, Kent (Angie) McCoy of Falcon Heights, MN, Chris (Deb) McCoy of St. Paul Park, Kelly (Diane) McCoy of Ellsworth, Wis., and Mary (Pete) Swanson of Inver Grove Heights; also 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and sister Helen Bastien of Hastings.

McCoy's funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings.

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Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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