Worker killed at Olathe construction site

November 28, 2017 - 7:43 am

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - Olathe fire officials say a contractor died when a pipe ruptured at the site of a Garmin expansion plant in Olathe.

Olathe Fire Capt. Mike Hall said the person who died was working on a high-pressure valve Monday afternoon when it ruptured. He said the rupture occurred near a loading dock area of a warehouse.

No other injuries were reported.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Olathe police are investigating the incident.

The Garmin company and the firm managing the construction of the building, McCown Gordon Construction, both released statements expressing sympathy for the victim's family, friends and co-workers.  

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