JACKSON COUNTY— Authorities say one man was killed and another had to have his arm amputated after a mobile crane overturned at a roofing job site in northeast Kansas.
Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says the men were in a lift basket that was 30 feet in the air when the crane toppled over Wednesday afternoon in Holton. John Zibell, 66, Holton, was killed. The surviving victim identified as Zachary Estrada, 29, Holton was transferred to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City.
Morse says the crane, which was being used to access the roof of a three-story house, was sitting on ground that was sloped and soft from recent rains. He says federal officials are investigating the cause.
Morse described what happened as “traumatic, grim and horrid.”
-The Associated Press contributed to this report.
JACKSON COUNTY — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fatal construction accident. Just after 2p.m. Wednesday, first responders were called to a home in the 500 Block of Iowa in Holton, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.
The men were transported to the hospital in Holton where one died, according to Morse. The other man had an arm amputation and was transported to the University of Kansas hospital.
Authorities are expected to release additional details on Thursday.