OSHA: Worker dies after being hit by 2,000-pound steel beam near downtown Kansas City

Family members have identified the man as Rick Ham (second from right). (Courtesy of the Ham family)

A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a worker has died after being hit by a steel beam Monday in Kansas City.

The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. at an industrial site east of downtown.

According to the spokesperson, the man was working for Continental Steel Fabrication when he was hit by a 2,000-pound steel beam and killed.

Family members have identified the man as Rick Ham.

The spokesperson says OSHA has opened an investigation into the incident to determine if the company was following all regulations at the time of the incident. He says OSHA investigators are at the site talking to the employer and to witnesses.

By law, investigators have six months to complete their investigation. But, the spokesperson says they will try to finish it as soon as they can, while still being complete.

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