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Worker loses arm in incident at Lenexa construction site

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 16:42:04-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A worker lost his right arm during a "trench cave-in" Monday at a Lenexa construction site, according to the Lenexa Fire Department.

Multiple agencies responded around 12:20 p.m. to a "confined space rescue" at Prairie Star Parkway and Britton Street. While en route, the incident was upgraded to a cave-in rescue.

A Lenexa police officer was first on scene and located the victim, who had been removed from the trench and "sustained a full amputation of the right arm just below the shoulder," the fire department said.

The officer applied a tourniquet, and once additional units arrived, they provided further care.

The victim was transported to an area hospital.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.