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1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Holton construction accident

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HOLTON, Kan. (WIBW) — One worker has died following job site accident Wednesday in Holton that left another worker seriously injured.

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According to Sheriff Tim Morse, the men were on a telehandler lift with a platform on it when it toppled over. They had been working on a three-story home near 6th and Iowa in Holton.

Morse said both men were initially taken to Holton Community Hospital in life-threatening condition. One worker passed away. The other worker’s injuries included an amputation to his arm. He was flown by helicopter for further treatment.

Their names have not been released.

Morse said authorities have the scene blocked with they investigate. A crew with OSHA was headed to the area.

13 NEWS will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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