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One dead, one injured in powerline accident

FAIRFAX, Minn. -- One person died in an accident at the worksite of a high-voltage electrical transmission line Monday morning in west-central Minnesota.

According to a release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, 911 calls were made shortly before 9 a.m. Monday about an incident at a powerline worksite northeast of Fairfax along the CAPX 2020 powerline. Callers indicated that two people had been injured.

Emergency responders worked to resuscitate the victims, who were flown to trauma centers in the Twin Cities. One of the victims died as a result of his injuries, according to the release, and no information was available about the second victim.

Their identities were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

The CAPX 2020 route through Fairfax is part of a 250-mile line from Brookings County in South Dakota to Dakota County in Minnesota.

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