Employee dies in accident at Hutchinson business

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) -- An employee of a Hutchinson business died after he was hit in the head by a steel gas cylinder while at work.

Hutchinson police say they were called to Hutchinson Airgas Tuesday afternoon. Police Detective Cory Ogburn says a valve on an oxygen cylinder malfunctioned, making the nearly 2-foot bottle spin "like a helicopter blade."

Another employee suffered a minor injury to his lower leg.

The company offered condolences in a statement Wednesday but declined to release the employee's name.

The Hutchinson News reports the business was closed Wednesday while the accident is investigated.


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