BREAKING: Ten workers injured in dairy barn collapse near Summit  (Audio)
Photo by Mike Tanner/KWAT News

September 12, 2022
Mike Tanner

SUMMIT, S.D.–Ten workers were injured Monday afternoon when large, heavy rafters on the east end of a dairy barn they were constructing collapsed on them.

It happened just after 5 p.m. southwest of Summit at 45240 146th Street.

Of the ten, one sustained critical injuries. Five of the injured were taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, three to Milbank and two to Webster.

KWAT News was on the scene Monday afternoon, and talked with Grant County Deputy Sheriff Wesley Bowsher…

There were multiple agencies from across northeast South Dakota that responded…

Bowsher says the investigation will be turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to determine what caused the collapse.

The federal agency will also determine whether any fines will be levied against the construction company building the barn.