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Window falls on worker in Leawood construction accident, police say

Posted at 2:26 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 15:15:12-05

LEAWOOD, Kan. — A worker was critically injured after a nearly 600-pound window unit fell on him Thursday afternoon.

At 12:29 p.m., Leawood police officers were called about a construction accident in the 4300 block of 143rd. 

According to police, a multi-hundred-pound window unit was being lifted into position on a residential site. The window fell about 8 feet and struck a worker on the head.

Leawood police said the worker was treated at the scene by Leawood Fire and MedAct personnel before he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.