Electrocution Victim ID’ed 30 Jul 14

The victim in Monday’s fatal power line workplace accident near Fairfax has been identified.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, 26-year-old Brett D. Binman of North St. Paul, died as a result of injuries sustained at a power line work site northeast of Fairfax.

Another man, 24-year-old Joshua M. Roberts of Osseo, Wisc., was also injured and remains hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The incident was reported at 8:43 a.m. on Monday along the CAPX 2020 power line.

The investigation of the accident is ongoing and is being conducted by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Renville County Sheriff’s office.