08/25/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Kansas City, KS—A forklift operator was killed on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, when the heavy piece of machinery fell of the dock at the Bannister Federal Complex. The fatal work-related accident occurred around 11:15 a.m., at the former National Archives facility, as reported by the Kansas City Star.
Kansas City police said hat the forklift operator, a 45-year-old man, apparently got too close to the edge of the 3 1/2–foot high dock, and went over. The forklift then fell onto the operator, leaving him with a broken neck.
The identity of the operator or the name of the company that the man worked for were not disclosed. The operator was apparently a subcontractor for the archives.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the work-related accident. The Federal Protective Service and the Kansas City police are investigating the accident as well.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Kansas workplace accident lawyers.