One hurt in construction accident in Mower County


MOWER COUNTY, Minn. – One man was injured when a multi-million dollar piece of construction equipment tipped over Friday morning

The Mower County Sheriff’s Office says a crane was working at a wind turbine site near the intersection of County Road 8 and 180th Street, about five miles south of Grand Meadow, when it tipped over at about 7:15 am.  One worker was hurt in the accident and was taken to Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Sheriff Terese Amazi says the worker’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening and he was not trapped in the accident.  The identity of the worker and his condition have not been released by authorities.

Sheriff Amazi says officials from OSHA have been on the scene.  The crane was apparently owned and operated by a subcontractor for Next Era Energy, which owns the wind turbine site where the accident occurred.

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