Employee Dies In Accident At Hutchinson Business

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ An employee of a Hutchinson business died after he was hit in the head by a steel gas cylinder while at work.

Hutchinson police say they were called to Hutchinson Airgas Tuesday afternoon. Police Detective Cory Ogburn says a valve on an oxygen cylinder malfunctioned, making the nearly 2-foot bottle spin ``like a helicopter blade.''

Another employee suffered a minor injury to his lower leg.

The company offered condolences in a statement Wednesday but declined to release the employee's name.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/17bP6xN ) the business was closed Wednesday while the accident is investigated.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com


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