Six injured in St. James construction accident--By: Hannah Mikels
Two people were taken to Immanuel-St. Joseph Mayo Health Center in Mankato and four were treated for non-life-threatening injuries in St. James Wednesday after a wooden building frame collapsed at a construction site, according to the Mankato Free Press.
The collapsed wooden frame was supposedly caused by failed roofing supports, according to the Mankato Free Press.
Wall studs on the south end of the building bent inward near the southeast corner and forced other parts of the frame along the same side to lean, according to kare11.com.
The accident took place on the 10,000-square-foot facility being built for DODA USA, according to the Mankato Free Press.
Investigators from the federal Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration are investigating, said Assistant Police Chief Kim Eisfeld, according to kare11.com.