Missouri Auto Shop Worker Killed When Lift Falls Over

August 7, 2013

An employee of a western Missouri automotive shop has died after being pinned under a vehicle lift.

Blue Springs police say the accident happened around 11 a.m. Monday at Highline Autosports.

The victim is identified as a 28-year-old Independence man. Authorities say he and other employees were moving the four-post lift when it toppled over. Police describe the lift as a very heavy, mobile piece of equipment.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating.

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