Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One dead in construction accident at new performing arts center

NOV. 12 UPDATE: The man who was killed has been identified as 35-year-old Ryan Goodman of Lee's Summit, Mo. The other accident victim is 30-year-old Shane Wagener of Grain Valley, Mo. He is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

Police today were called to 16th and Broadway at 1:45 p.m. today to investigate an industrial accident at the site of the KC Performing Arts Center. When the officers arrived, they found two men who were injured after a lift failed. The men were up in the lift, and it either fell or collapsed. Both men were transported to area hospitals, and one of the men has died. The other man is being treated for his injuries.