Bricklayer killed in tragic construction accident

Last Friday, a man working as a bricklayer was killed in a tragic construction accident in Overland Park, Kansas.  The accident occurred at around 1:50 in the afternoon on West 175th Street at the building site for Blue Valley School.

According to Overland Park police, 52-year old James D. Tyree and two other men were working at the middle school when the scaffolding he was working on in a three story staircase collapsed from underneath him.  The workers fell between 30 and 35 feet.

Tyree was killed in the accident and the other two workers suffered a broken leg and other minor injuries.  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the cause of the construction accident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyree’s family and friends.


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