Worker, 18, seriously injured after electric shock at Vikings apartments site

The worker was reportedly in a critical condition Thursday.
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An 18-year-old construction worker was seriously injured when he suffered an electric shock at a site near to the Minnesota Vikings training campus in Eagan.

The incident happened at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Viking Lakes apartments, part of the wider Viking Lakes development owned by the Wilf Family.

Authorities say the worker, identified as Aaron Welle of Holdingford, Minnesota, was holding an electrical cord when he stepped into a puddle.

He was found unresponsive and taken to Regions Hospital before being moved to M Health Fairview, where on Thursday morning he was in a critical condition, according to the Star Tribune.

In a statement, the Minnesota Vikings said "details around the cause and the extent of the incident are still unknown, and our primary concern is for the individual, his family and all of the workers on the site.

"We are cooperating with the individual's employer and the proper authorities and will share additional information when it becomes available."

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