MINNETONKA, Minn. - Two construction workers were injured Monday after a trench collapsed in Minnetonka.
According to authorities, the two men were working on the trench on the 1900 block of Oakland Road when it suddenly collapsed, trapping them inside.
One man was partially covered, up to his waist, and able to get out but the other was completely buried.
Both victims were removed around 10:24 a.m. -- roughly 20 minutes after crews arrived on scene.
The man who was completely covered by soil was unresponsive when he emerged. Both were sent to Hennepin County Medical Center. The man who was buried in soil up to his waist is in moderate condition.
An initial investigation suggests the workers were prepping the area for water utility work as part of a Minnetonka street reconstruction project when the trench collapsed.
The workers' identities have not been released. Both were employees of Dave Perkins Contracting Inc. out of Ramsey, Minnesota. The Department of Labor and Industry is investigating the incident.