Construction work is the preferred employment of thousands of men and women in Minnesota, as it provides the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and play a part in a project coming to fruition. However, it is also fraught with hazards that can result in a serious or even fatal on-the-job accident. There are likely many residents here who have suffered such an injury while working.
Recently, one man was filled with gratitude that his accident did not kill him. While the details were not provided, the man was somehow trapped between the trench wall he was in and the bucket of the excavator that was being used in the trench. He was laying down piping in the trench floor at the time. He was extracted from the accident site by a co-worker.