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Published July 25, 2013, 05:18 PM

North Dakota tallies 5,400 building construction accidents in last 5 years

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A dangerous excavating incident in South Fargo sheds light on the number of construction related accidents in our state.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- A dangerous excavating incident in South Fargo sheds light on the number of construction related accidents in our state.

In the last five years there have been about 5,400 building construction accidents in North Dakota, with 2012 bringing in the highest numbers. The level of injury varies, but experts say there have been 3 construction related fatalities this past year.

The most recent injury accident happened Wednesday morning, when a man was buried alive in a trench during an excavating project. The incident could easily have been fatal, but the man did survived.

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