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Published October 14, 2010, 04:36 PM

One Dead in Bemidji Construction Accident

One person is dead after a trench collapsed at a Bemidji construction site Thursday morning.

One person is dead after a trench that was being dug at a Bemidji construction site collapsed.

Police say Leon Jenkauski, 59, of Bemidji was killed as a result of the collapse.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's office responded to the accident in the 9000 block of Bemidji Road North shortly after 11 am Thursday.

Officials say people at the scene and emergency responders tried to rescue the Jenkauski, but were unable to.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Bemidji Ambulance, North Country First Responders and the Bemidji Fire Department all responded to the scene.

The accident is being investigated.

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