NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (WREX) — A 37-year-old Machesney Park man was hurt Wednesday after falling into a 50-foot hole at a construction site.
Crews responded to the 2200 block of West 260th Street in Helena Township, Minnesota just before 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Two man fell into the hole and were hurt. After the men were rescued, it was determined that 28-year-old Robert Fenstermacher of Oologah, Oklahoma, died of head injuries sustained in the fall.
Jeremy Moye of Machesney Park was taken to Mayo One hospital in New Prague where he was treated and released. Both men work for Aldridge Electric, which is based out of Illinois.
According to investigation, Moye and Fenstermacher were standing on a circular rebar section and were being lowered into the hole by a crane when a strap broke, causing them to fall between 20 and 30 feet.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office and OSHA are investigating the incident.
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