Worker rescued Monday after accident at Hi-Crush Sand Mine in Whitehall

Whitehall (WQOW) — The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department said an employee at the Hi-Crush Sand Mine in Whitehall is okay after a bulldozer he was in went underwater in a pond.

The sheriff’s office said they received the first call around 7:50 a.m. on Monday. Deputies said all units were dispatched, and the man was eventually pulled safely from the bulldozer by a rescue boat.

The sheriff’s office said due to the length of the rescue, several firefighters needed medical attention but all their injuries were minor. They have since been treated and released.

A number of area emergency crews responded to the scene, including the Jackson County Dive Team and Medlink helicopter.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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