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February 23, 2018 12:26 PM

Sioux Falls Building Collapse Criminal Investigation Extended For At Least Another Three Months

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating what caused the Copper Lounge Building to come down on December 2, 2016. 

Hultgren Construction was converting the old Copper Lounge building when it collapsed and trapped two people. Ethan McMahon, a construction worker on the project, died.

Last summer, Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis Holmes began investigating McMahon's death to determine whether there should be criminal charges against Hultgren Construction.

In its latest update to the OSHA Review Commission as required, the U.S. Attorney’s office says it has “continued to review and evaluate the evidence provided by the Department of Labor, totaling more than 150 GB of data.”

The U.S. Attorney says no indictment has been filed at this time and it does not have an exact time on when its investigation will be complete, but has said it will continue for at least another 90 days.

The Department of Labor is giving Holmes a year to complete his investigation and determine whether or not to file criminal charges in the case.


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