uthorities say one worker has died and another has been injured in a transmission line construction accident in south-central Minnesota. The Renville County sheriff's office says the two were reported shocked Monday along the CapX2020 power line construction site near Fairfax.
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.
You might notice some low-flying helicopters along Interstate 94, between Freeport and Alexandria. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the helicopter is part of the CapX2020 utility installation.
A judge has refused to delay construction of a major new power line in southeastern North Dakota while an appeal is pending. The line is part of the CapX2020 project, which is intended to bolster the reliability of the electric transmission network that serves many of Minnesota's largest cities.
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