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Man taken to hospital following conveyor belt accident at KCMO UPS facility

Posted: 6:22 PM, Feb 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-11 16:57:00-05
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man has been taken to North Kansas City Hospital following a conveyor belt accident at a UPS facility Monday night, according to Kansas City Fire Department officials.

UPDATE: UPS told 41 Action News on Tuesday afternoon that the man had died from his injuries. Click here for the latest update.

Fire officials told 41 Action News that crews performed CPR on the man en route to the hospital.

Previous reports from Kansas City, Missouri, police dispatch indicated that the man was pronounced dead at the UPS facility.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. at 1010 North Century Drive, which just south of Front Street and just east of Interstate 435.

KCPD confirmed that emergency crews responded to the scene.

The man was a contractor working on the conveyor belt, according to the KCFD.

According to KCPD, the man is in the hospital in life-threatening condition.

A spokesperson for UPS said, "“We are very concerned for our vendor's employee, who was maintaining equipment at one of our facilities. We are working with the responding authorities in their investigation.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.