AT&T worker dies after on-the-job assault near Kansas City

Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 7:24 a.m. CDT; updated 9:54 a.m. CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2012

GLADSTONE — An AT&T technician has died after someone attacked him while he worked in a suburban Kansas City neighborhood.

Kevin M. Mashburn managed to pull himself into his service truck and radio for help after he was struck in the head early Wednesday in Gladstone.

A family member says a coworker told Mashburn to turn on the truck's flashing light and drive to a populated area where someone could see him. The Kansas City Starreported that Masbhurn was unconscious when police and paramedics arrived.

Police Capt. Jeff Self says Mashburn was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Self didn't release other details about the assault. There were no immediate arrests.

AT&T said in a written statement that the company was "deeply saddened by the tragic death."

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