Worker killed in construction accident identified
OSHA investigating company's safety standards
By: Joe McLean
Updated: Oct 18, 2016 06:13 PM CDT
COLE COUNTY, Mo. - The Cole County Sheriff's Department identified Korey Licklider as the construction worker who was killed Monday morning.
Investigators said the 28-year-old employee of Booker Foundation and Flatwork LLC was killed by an equipment accident at the 7723 Heritage Hwy site where a new Dollar General store is being built.
According to the OSHA report, Licklider was struck by an outrigger of a concrete pump truck.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the employee who lost his life yesterday,” said Karena Lorek, OSHA’s acting area director in Kansas City. “We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if any violations of OSHA safety standards contributed to the incident.”
OSHA and the Cole County Sheriff's Office are still investigating the death.
Follow this link to read more about OSHA's investigative process.