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Work to resume at site of Saints' new ballpark


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Work resumes Wednesday at the site of the new St. Paul Saints ballpark where a demolition worker was killed last week.

According to a statement from Ryan Companies, debris and salvaged materials will be cleaned up at the site in the next several days. However, no additional demolition is being done for now.

Rachel Contracting is the subcontractor in charge of razing the Gillette/Diamond Products building and is reviewing the demolition plan.

The Star Tribune reports a private memorial service was held at the downtown ballpark site for 61-year-old Johnny Valek of Plymouth. Valek was killed last week when a concrete portion of the building crashed onto the cab of his backhoe.

The $63 million ballpark is scheduled to be ready for the Saints' home opener in May 2015.

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