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One dead in construction accident

One dead in construction accident Click to Enlarge Photo: Hemera Technologies, Photos.com

Aug 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

New Prague, Minn. (AP) Authorities say one worker has died and another has been injured in a transmission line construction accident in New Prague.

CapX2020 project spokesman Randy Fordice says it appears a strap suspending the workers broke, causing them to fall to the bottom of a 50-foot hole dug for a power pole.

The CapX2020 project involves power lines that are being strung from Minnesota to South Dakota. Fordice says the hole is dug to support a power pole that's 140 feet tall.

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