Judge orders Hultgren Construction in mediation for Copper Lounge collapse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - A federal judge has ordered Hultgren Construction into mediation for lawsuits surrounding the former Copper Lounge building collapse.

KSFY News has confirmed that the mediation is to determine Hultgren's insurance coverage and how much money those who are suing the company are entitled to collect.

Hultgren was in charge of the building demolition at the time of the December 2016 collapse.

Construction worker Ethan McMahon was killed in the collapse, and Emily Fodness, who lived in an upstairs apartment, was trapped but rescued after several hours.