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Construction accident kills 1, injures another

October 17, 2020 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One person was killed and another critically injured Friday when a construction truck boom fell near Litchfield, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The Star Tribune reports the accident occurred at 11:46 a.m. at a construction site in Harvey Township. The stabilizing platform for a concrete boom truck gave way, causing the boom to fall to the ground, striking two people.

One person died at the scene while the second person was airlifted with critical injuries to St. Cloud Hospital. The names of the victims have not been released by the Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the cause of the accident.