Hultgren Construction LLC. pleads guilty to federal charge

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – The company facing a criminal charge in the deadly Copper Lounge building collapse admits wrongdoing.

Hultgren Construction LLC. entered a guilty plea to a federal misdemeanor information charge Thursday afternoon.

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Hultgren Construction was charged with violating health and safety rules resulting in the death of an employee.

Construction worker Ethan McMahon died while crews were removing a load-bearing wall, which resulted in the collapse.

The charge is a misdemeanor and comes with a maximum penalty of a $500,000 fine and five years probation.

Sentencing is set for mid-December.

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