Skip to main content

Teen worker dies after being shocked at Vikings apartment construction site

Aaron Welle, 18, of Holdingford, died from his injuries.
Ambulance hospital emergency

The young worker who suffered an electric shock while working at an apartment site near the Minnesota Vikings' Eagan training campus has died.

The family of Aaron Welle, 18, of Holdingford, have confirmed that the teen died from the injuries he sustained on the afternoon of Wednesday, Mar. 3.

Welle was reportedly shocked when he stepped into a puddle while holding a live electrical cord while working on the Viking Lakes apartments, a part of the wider Viking Lakes development owned by the Wilf Family.

He was working for a Sauk Rapids-based subcontractor at the time. His death is under investigation by the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

An obituary for Welle says he graduated from Holdingford High School in 2020, and was a "fun-loving, happy-go-lucky kiddo."

"He was a very caring and compassionate man and a great friend who loved playing sports; he always smiled and loved his family and friends," it added.

Tributes have been paid by other organizations in the Holdingford area.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Lost 1-year-old reunited with parents in Brooklyn Park

The girl was found by a concerned citizen around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Screen Shot 2020-12-27 at 8.33.49 AM

For 2nd time, Minnesota farm devastated by deadly fire

Around 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies were killed when a barn caught fire on Friday.

ambulance

Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park

The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.

1497 S Ferry St, Anoka, MN 55303, United States - August 2021

Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River

The individual's name has not yet been released.

Northtown Mall Carnival

Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall

Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.

Screen Shot 2021-05-27 at 9.29.03 AM

Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor

Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.

storm

NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN

Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.

MissingMankatoWomanSideBySide

Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found

A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.

kim crockett facebook sos

MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates

Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.

FSmb9kkWAB0UBqk

Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.

Juan Ramos, standing outside of his Taco Chon Mexican Grill, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit

The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.

Related

Screen Shot 2021-03-04 at 9.19.48 PM

Worker, 18, suffers serious electric shock at Vikings apartments site

The worker was reportedly in a critical condition Thursday.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Man dies after falling from balcony at Lakeville construction site

The 26-year-old suffered a head injury in the fall.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Man dies 12 days after being shot in Minneapolis

Police confirmed his death on Sunday.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by 2 vehicles in St. Paul Park

The Roseville man suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

Carol Lilla

Shock as beloved teacher dies after medical emergency at school

Carol Lilla taught math and computer science at Tri-City United Public Schools.

Farm worker trapped in corn bin dies despite hour-long rescue effort

Rescuers managed to get him out, but he died from his injuries.