UPDATE: The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in this incident as Caleb Smith of Overland Park. OSHA is still investigating.


SPRING HILL, Kan. — A deadly worksite accident in Spring Hill is under investigation.

Emergency crews responded to an accident near West 199th Terrace and Balsam Street in Spring Hill around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Caleb Smith of Overland Park, Kan.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said preliminary information shows the victim was conducting soil bearings when equipment hit him.

OSHA said the victim died of his injuries. The agency is investigating Geotechnology Inc. to determine if any safety violations contributed to the accident.

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