Kansas City family grieves beloved dad, husband, brother electrocuted on the job

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ANDOVER, Kan.– A brick mason employed by the Kansas City company, Omega Concrete Systems, was electrocuted Friday in an industrial accident in Andover.

Darrell Harden, 38, leaves behind a wife, three sons, and many siblings.

FOX 4’s Melssa Stern spoke to Harden’s 16-year-old son and his sisters and will have more on FOX 4 newscasts on the man they loved, described by many as a hard-working and well-respected family man. They say he had worked for the company since the 1990s.

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Harden’s death, which happened when the lift truck he was operating came into contact with energized overhead power lines.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the employee who lost his life today,” said Judy Freeman, OSHA’s Area Director in Wichita. “We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if any violations of OSHA safety standards contributed to the incident.”

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