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Published October 04, 2013, 11:05 AM

Worker injured by falling crane at UND

A construction worker was injured this morning at a work site on UND's campus when part of a boom fell several feet while it was being disassembled from a truck bed. UND Police Chief Eric Plummer said the worker suffered a possible broken leg.

By: Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald

A construction worker was injured this morning at a work site on UND's campus when part of a boom fell several feet while it was being disassembled from a truck bed.

UND Police Chief Eric Plummer said the worker suffered a possible broken leg. He was taken by ambulance to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

A fellow worker with Landwehr Construction of St. Cloud, Minn., which operates the FM Linkbelt crane, said the man was hit on the side of his lower shin when part of the boom fell a few feet.

The Landwehr crane crew had finished driving in pilings Thursday for a new bridge on the south side of campus next to the BNSF rail yard and today were taking apart the boom, laying sections on low-boy semi-truck trailers to be hauled out.

Meyer Contracting of Minneapolis, in charge of the overall bridge project that has been going on since early summer, hired Landwehr for the crane work.

The accident happened about 10:30 a.m. today.

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