- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say two construction workers were hurt when a berm collapsed in Lake Geneva, burying the workers in dirt.

It happened about 10:40 a.m. Thursday below a bridge being built at an interchange project at U.S. 12 and Highway 50.

Lake Geneva Fire Capt. Mark Moller-Gunderson says firefighters and co-workers had to dig out the injured workers.

The Daily Reporter (https://bit.ly/1qKrGaR ) reports one of the workers was taken by ambulance to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, while the other was flown by helicopter to Froedtert (FRAY’-durt) Hospital in Milwaukee with serious injuries.

Police and officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating,

The project is being overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.


Information from: DAILY REPORTER, https://www.dailyreporter.com



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