“A man was transported to an area hospital in critical condition following a construction site accident early Monday afternoon in Lenexa.
Emergency crews were called to the construction site to the southwest of Prairie Star Parkway and Renner Boulevard at 12:19 p.m.
Master Police Officer Danny Chavez says a Lenexa officer was first to arrive on the scene.
“A large section of concrete pipe fell, severing the arm of one of the workers,” Chavez said in an emailed response to questions. “Our officer applied a department-issued tourniquet to the worker while waiting for medical personnel to arrive.”
In a news release, Lenexa Fire Department Battalion Chief Thomas Miller says the man suffered a full amputation of his right arm just below the shoulder.”
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If it weren’t for the quick actions of medical personnel the worker most likely would’ve died due to blood loss. While it is too early to speculate, there’s a good chance that the pipe was not properly secured. On average, it is estimated that over 1,000 construction workers die each year on the job. While there are accidents that can not be avoided, many could have with proper safeguards in place.
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