Worker dies following construction site accident

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the death of a 23-year-old male construction worker who was run over by a skid loader on Highway 99 Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Highway 99 and 181st Street in Montgomery Township where the Minnesota Valley Electric Company/MVEC was working in the Electrical Power Line System.

Deputies and EMS personnel arrived at the scene, followed by the North Air Ambulance. According to Sheriff Brett Mason, they would continue treatment of the victim, identified as Tanner Korey Dosch, 23, an MVEC Employee from Rosemount.

Mason said the accident happened when the skid loader ran over Dosch’s harness.

“Deputies determined that Dosch was riding in the bucket of a John Deere Brand Skid Loader, driven by another MVEC Employee. After the Skid Loader traveled off the shoulder of the Highway, into the ditch area, Dosch’s harness rope was ran over by the Skid Loader. Dosch was pulled from the bucket and ran over by the skid loader,” Mason stated in a press release.

MVEC Employees immediately began providing first aid care to Dosch, followed by the EMS and Air Ambulance Personnel, however Dosch was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They were assisted by the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office.

Other Agencies that responded to the scene included the Montgomery Ambulance Service, Montgomery Fire and Rescue, Montgomery Police Department, North Air Ambulance and Minnesota Department of Transportation.


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