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Authorities Investigating Fatal Construction Accident

A construction accident at a performing arts center killed one construction worker and seriously injured another earlier this month. The fatal construction accident occurred at the site of the future Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas.

According to police, a 35-year-old worker died, and a 30-year-old worker was in serious but stable condition after the lift carrying the two tipped over. They were about 50 feet off the ground at the time fo the accident, and construction was temporarily halted following the incident.

Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are looking into what caused the lift to tip over and whether proper safety protocol was followed.

Source: Fatal construction accident at arts center is under investigation, Kansas City Star, November 11, 2009
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