[VIDEO] 23 Story Fall Kills Worker on Hotel Project

April 2, 2019
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A worker fell 23 stories and died on site at a Loews Hotel project in downtown Kansas City. The man had been working on the 8th floor, but went up to higher floors of the building for unknown reasons. It is unclear what caused the fall.

According to the report, the job site is run by J.E. Dunn Construction. The worker was employed by a subcontractor, the company told Fox KC.

"Nobody actually witnessed it directly from the project, so we don't know a lot more than that other than somebody discovered what happened we assume pretty soon after the accident," Paul Neidlein, J.E. Dunn, told Fox KC.

Neidlein told Fox KC he believes the incident occured around the 18th floor. With no eyewitnesses, KCPD and OSHA are investigating the incident. The project is at a stand still until the investigation is complete.

JE Dunn provided this statement:

"We are sad to report there has been a fatality on our project at 15th and Baltimore. We are working closely with the employer of the deceased, who is one of our subcontractors, as well as the police, as they investigate. Our thoughts are with the deceased’s family at this time."

Source: Fox KC