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Trench collapse injures Lake Park construction worker

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A rural Lake Park construction worker is hospitalized after a trench collapse Monday afternoon.

The accident happened one mile east of Clay County, adjacent to Becker County Highway 14 at around 2:40 p.m.

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52-year-old Anthony Nistler, who works for Olson Construction of Lake Park, was injured when a five-foot deep trench wall caved in on him while he was installing drain tile, burying him to his abdomen.

Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon released a statement saying Nistler did receive serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

He was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo; his condition is unknown.

OSHA is investigating the accident.

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