One dead after crane tips over in Kansas City

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | 3:20 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY — One worker has died following a crane accident at the construction site of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, police said.

A second worker was injured in the accident about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday near downtown Kansas City.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said the two men were in the bucket of a cherry picker crane when it tipped over. He said one of the men was pronounced dead at a hospital, and the other was conscious and talking.

Construction on the 13-acre site began in 2006 and is scheduled to be finished in 2011. The $400 million center will be the home of the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Kansas City Ballet.

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