Earlier today, a construction accident in Kansas City’s West Bottoms killed a worker. The crew was trying to adjust scaffolding when one of the metal attachment used to hold the scaffolding together reportedly came apart and fell five stories, striking the worker in the head. The fatal accident occurred around 10am.
According to a police report, the workers yelled to the men on the ground to get out of the way and one man was not able to move in time. Police said the scaffolding accident victim was not wearing a hard hat when he hit in the head.
The accident is being investigated by police and officials from OSHA.