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Medical examiner investigates after 2 men collapsed shortly after removing snow

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County medical examiner is investigating the deaths of two men who collapsed shortly after removing snow.

The victims are a 59-year-old man and a 91-year-old man.

The medical examiner said the 59-year-old was shoveling at his home near 47th and Congress on Sunday, and was found dead inside his home. He was pronounced dead just after 1 p.m.

The 91-year-old was using a snowblower outside his home near S. 108th Street and Cleveland Avenue in West Allis on Saturday, and was found dead inside his home on Sunday. He was pronounced dead shortly before 12:30 p.m.

In a news release Monday, Jan. 21, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said they did not perform autopsies in either case. The 59-year-old man’s death was referred to his primary physician.

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