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Annandale man injured at Douglas County Hospital

A workplace accident occurred in the Douglas County Hospital parking lot when a man lift toppled sending one B and L Utility Maintenance man to the emergency room. (Echo Press photo by Amy Chaffins)

An Annandale man fell approximately 20 feet from a bucket lift in the Douglas County Hospital parking lot Friday afternoon.

Brian Hermes, 51, was servicing light poles in the hospital parking lot while operating the equipment when the man lift toppled over. Hermes was transported to the Douglas County Emergency Room for his injuries.

No other injuries were reported. There was significant damage to the man lift and B and L Utility Maintenance company vehicle.

Alexandria Police and Minnesota State Patrol officers responded to the scene around 1:50 p.m. on Friday May 10.

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