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Name of worker killed in accident released
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a worker killed in an accident at a CapX2020 work site Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Robert Fenstermacher, 28, of Oologah, OK, was one of two men who had fallen into a 50-foot hole that was a foundation for a power line. The other, Jeremy Moye, 37, of Machesney, IL, was injured.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene in the 2200 block of West 260th Street (Scott Co. Rd. 2) at approximately 8:51 a.m. The New Prague Fire Department was also called to the scene. After the two men were removed from the hole, it was determined Fenstermacher had died of head injuries.
Moye was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System hospital in New Prague, where he was treated for his injuries and released. Both work for Aldridge Electric, an Illinois subcontractor on the CapX2020 project. The men were part of a crew working on the foundation of a large electric pole as part of the project.
A preliminary investigation indicates both men were standing on a cylinder rebar cage suspended above the hole when a strap broke, causing the rebar cage and the men to fall a short distance into the hole.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and OSHA are investigating the incident.
Also on site were the New Prague Police Department, North Memorial Ambulance and the Minnesota State Patrol.