58-year-old construction worker dies after falling from scaffolding at Leawood apartment building

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LEAWOOD, Kan. -- A construction worker fell more than three stories to his death Friday morning. It happened at the Residences at Park Place.

Police say they received several 911 calls just after 8 a.m.

Investigators say the victim, a 58-year-old Kansas City man, was climbing up scaffolding to start working on the exterior of the apartments, possibly doing some stucco work, when he fell to street below from a distance of three or four stories.

"There were a couple of workers already up above him, on the scaffolding," said Capt. Brad Robbins of the Leawood police. "Then there were two other people standing below waiting their turn to go up when he fell."

Paramedics who rushed to the scene pronounced the man dead in the street. Police say no one actually saw the man fall. The death is being investigated as a construction accident.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration also has been notified and is expected to examine if the death could have been prevented.

A 58-year-old man died Friday morning when he fell from the scaffolding at a Leawood apartment complex.

A 58-year-old man died Friday morning when he fell from the scaffolding at a Leawood apartment complex.