Auto Shop Worker Killed by Falling Lift

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago August 05, 2013 Aug 5, 2013 Monday, August 05 2013 Monday, August 05, 2013 4:59:00 PM CDT in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- An employee of a western Missouri automotive shop has died after being pinned under a vehicle lift.

Blue Springs police say the accident happened around 11 a.m. Monday at Highline Autosports.

The victim is identified as a 28-year-old Independence man. Authorities say he and other employees were moving the four-post lift when it toppled over. Police describe the lift as a very heavy, mobile piece of equipment.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating.

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