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Osseo Man Injured In Transmission Line Accident

A western Wisconsin man was injured and a Twin Cities man died in a power line construction accident in south central Minnesota.

It happened yesterday along the Cap-X-2020 transmission line project near Fairfax.  Both men were working for Donovan Construction of Ham Lake Minnesota.  The injured survivor was from Osseo.  He was being treated in a burn unit at last word, and his condition was not disclosed.  A spokeswoman for several utilities involved in the Cap-X project said the two were working on a tower when they were jolted.  Lori Buffington calls it a terrible accident.  It remains under investigation by the Renville County sheriff's department and Minnesota's Occupational Safety-and-Health Administration.  The victims' names were expected to be released today.