Associated Press Fri 03:07 PM 06/29/2012
Officials of a northeastern Kansas equipment company say one worker was killed and another was injured when a 9,000-pound electrical transformer they were salvaging tipped over.
The accident occurred around 7 a.m. Friday at Solomon Corp.’s reclamation facility in Solomon. The company manufactures, maintains and recycles electrical equipment such as transformers and voltage regulators.
Company vice president Tom Hemmer identified the man who was pinned under the transformer as eight-year employee Vicente Castaneda. The other employee was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Associated Press information from: The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle