- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Spirit AeroSystems says an employee who was injured in an accident Nov. 3 at its Wichita plant has died.

Spirit officials confirmed the death of Sammy Barnett in a statement Friday.

A spokesman for a federal agency investigating the accident told The Wichita Eagle that Barnett was crushed when a load shifted and fell while an aircraft part was being lifted by an overhead crane.

An investigation is ongoing and Spirit said in its statement that it will use any findings from the investigation to improve its procedures.

Scott Allen, spokesman for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said the agency is interviewing witnesses to the accident and company officials, as well as looking at equipment used when the accident occurred.

OSHA has six months to complete its investigation.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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