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Worker Killed in Accident at School Construction Site

There are 17 comments on the Fox4KC story from Sep 17, 2010, titled Worker Killed in Accident at School Construction Site. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

One person is dead after a scaffolding collapse at a school under construction in Overland Park on Friday, authorities said.

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KCMO II

Kansas City, MO

#1 Sep 17, 2010
Fox 4 is only like 1hr late on reporting this incident. KMBC had this posted on there site for about an hr already.
And your point is

Kansas City, MO

#2 Sep 17, 2010
KCMO II wrote:
Fox 4 is only like 1hr late on reporting this incident. KMBC had this posted on there site for about an hr already.
OMG.. seriously.. does it matter they were late. well anyways.. my prayers go out to the guys family who passed away & to the other injured workers..
US Citizen

Kansas City, KS

#3 Sep 17, 2010
My heart and prayers go out to the workers and their families who passed away and were injured. It would be devistating to get the phone call of this news of your loved ones.
just a teen

Overland Park, KS

#4 Sep 17, 2010
Heard about this at the end of 8th hour and I was completely in shock.
Wife of scaffold worker

Kansas City, MO

#5 Sep 17, 2010
My husband was on that scaffold and in that exsact spot 3 minutes before the tragedy. They tragedy that sent the " foreman" to his death and this could have been prevented! John Lindsay the "owner" knew the equipment was un safe and allowed/ordered that crew to work on it! Mr Lindsay was depending on this job to be over to "RETIRE" and I guess it was going to happen and any cost! Many injuries have happened on Lindsay job that were not reported. John would tell workers to lie and he would cover the bills! Hopefully this time justice is served!
Coop

Junction City, KS

#7 Sep 18, 2010
I was wondering why channel 9 was there when I drove by at 4:45. Prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim.
Big_K

Prairie Village, KS

#8 Sep 18, 2010
I've had Lindsey on a few jobs in the past an he is an ass thats all about himself and doesn't care about the safety of his employees. The dollar bill is the only thing important to him.
Wife of scaffold worker wrote:
My husband was on that scaffold and in that exsact spot 3 minutes before the tragedy. They tragedy that sent the " foreman" to his death and this could have been prevented! John Lindsay the "owner" knew the equipment was un safe and allowed/ordered that crew to work on it! Mr Lindsay was depending on this job to be over to "RETIRE" and I guess it was going to happen and any cost! Many injuries have happened on Lindsay job that were not reported. John would tell workers to lie and he would cover the bills! Hopefully this time justice is served!
Soon to be Sister-in-Law

United States

#9 Sep 18, 2010
The man who told the foreman he felt it was unsafe sometime before this happened, was told by him to keep working or go home. He was on the scaffolding when it fell with the foreman. He was able to catch on to part of it on his way down and hold on for his life while being hit with falling bricks. He was released from the hospital that night. Praise God!

Since: Jan 10

Shawnee, KS

#10 Sep 18, 2010
If what is reported by a couple of posters above is correct, OSHA will have a field day with the owner. This is a major violation and will shut down the job site until OSHA says it can reopen. My prayers are with the families.
REGGIE

Overland Park, KS

#11 Sep 19, 2010
so verry sorry for your loss, you send your husband to work one day, and he dose not come home. i know how it fells, as i have been there...
KSW in Olathe

Kansas City, MO

#12 Sep 19, 2010
It should be known that Jon Lindsey routinely works side-by-side with his workers on the very same scaffolding that failed. I do not believe that he thought the scaffolding was unsafe. The scaffolding, when being used, is on display to the world-- Including OSHA inspectors. Jon Lindsey values his employees; and considered the foreman to be his close friend and a member of the family. The incident was just a very unfortunate accident. My prayers and thoughts have been focused on all those affected by this incident since I heard the news. I pray that God gives them the strength to cope with this tragedy.
CYA

Kansas City, MO

#13 Sep 20, 2010
KSW in Olathe wrote:
It should be known that Jon Lindsey routinely works side-by-side with his workers on the very same scaffolding that failed. I do not believe that he thought the scaffolding was unsafe. The scaffolding, when being used, is on display to the world-- Including OSHA inspectors. Jon Lindsey values his employees; and considered the foreman to be his close friend and a member of the family. The incident was just a very unfortunate accident. My prayers and thoughts have been focused on all those affected by this incident since I heard the news. I pray that God gives them the strength to cope with this tragedy.
If what you say is true, how did Mr. Lindsey manage to gain such a nasty reputation around town? I'd say he has some definate PR to take care of.
Paul Kruse

Melbourne, FL

#14 Sep 20, 2010
It is always sad when people are hurt or killed at work, but this news coverage is seriously inadequate. The single biggest service the media could provide if they wanted to was to give us some indication as to how the accident happened, so that others in the business might examine their own operations. Letís see more pictures of how this scaffolding was set up. From what little Iíve seen in the media concerning this incident, I can spot a number of safety violations, but none that could have caused the collapse. I understand that the reporters are not competent to judge what the cause of the incident may have been, but if they show us better pictures then there is much that those of us in the business could tell from them, and possibly learn some valuable lessons that might prevent similar incidents in our scaffolding. Letís see that raw video from the helicopter that showed up right afterwards, not one two second snippet from the video.
KSW in Olathe

Kansas City, MO

#15 Sep 20, 2010
Mr. Lindsey has been in business for over forty years. You're bound to offend some people in that length of time in doing business; for instance, anyone who's ever been fired. I wouldn't necessarily say that a couple of posts constitute a "nasty reputation". The man who was killed in the accident worked for Mr. Lindsey for over 25 years; his father did the same. Would you work for a man with a "nasty reputation" or that supposedly didn't care about his employees for that long?

Again, my heart is heavy for all of those affected by this incident. All of my prayers and thoughts are centered on them. I sincerely pray that God gives them strength in this time of loss.
papasmurf

Knob Noster, MO

#16 Sep 20, 2010
i was on the scaffold. i work for lindsy for ten years off and on. and his scaffold was not dangours or i would not have been on it, he just replaced all cabels all barrings and gardrailds. it was over weighted that was all. a human error. so u people go flip hamburgers.
mantana

Knob Noster, MO

#17 Sep 20, 2010
ive also been there for ten years, i was not afraid of the morgans. cabels were too stiff we listen to our boss. he was the man running that job. we did what he told us, we had jobs to keep. jim was a good man but he drove the crew to hard sometimes. we had three days of rain before this and we were behind. he was just trying to get the wall done. the scaffold had too much weight on the morgans.
bricklayer 4 30 years

Topeka, KS

#18 Sep 21, 2010
i too have worked for MR. LINDSEY several times over the years. he is a dirty bird, my heart goes out to Mike, his son. And Jack his father. my sons too have worked for lindsey masonry and i thank god they were'nt on that job

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