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One dead, one injured in power line accident in Renville County

FAIRFAX — One person died as a result of a work accident Monday morning in Renville County.

According to a release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, 911 calls were made shortly before 9 a.m. Monday about an incident at a power line worksite northeast of Fairfax along the CAPX 2020 power line. Callers indicated that two people had been injured.

Emergency responders worked to resuscitate the victims, who were flown from the scene to trauma centers in the Twin Cities. One of the victims died as a result of his injuries, according to the release, and no information was available about the second victim.

Their identities were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Agencies assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were North Air Care and Life Link III helicopters, Fairfax Ambulance, Fairfax Fire Department, North Ambulance-Redwood Falls.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry/Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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