KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City police say one worker has died following a crane accident at the construction site of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
A second worker was injured in the accident about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday near downtown Kansas City.
Police spokesman Darin Snapp says the two men were in the bucket of a cherry picker crane when it tipped over. He says one of the men was pronounced dead at a hospital and the other was conscious and talking.
Construction on the 13-acre site began in 2006 and is scheduled to be finished in 2011. The $400 million center will be the home of the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Kansas City Ballet.