Archive for Thursday, July 31, 2008

Accident kills electrical worker

July 31, 2008

A Perry man died last week after he was injured in a work-related accident northwest of Basehor.

According to the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, Cody M. Horton, 52, was working for Capital Electric Line Builders Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., stringing line from a trailer near Donahoo Road and 187th Street.

A problem occurred with tension in the line, which caused the trailer to bounce, and the cable support wires then broke. The trailer flipped over and crushed Horton, who was still in his operating seat, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The accident occurred at 8:36 a.m. July 23.

Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Services said Horton had worked as an equipment operator for the company for 35 years.

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