Federal Government Investigates Two Work-Related Deaths in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Two on-the-job deaths in Missouri last week are being investigated by federal workplace safety officials.

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says a 25-year-old tree trimmer was killed in Columbia, Missouri after a tree limb fell on top of him last Wednesday.

OSHA is also probing the suspected heat-related death of a worker who was found unresponsive after prepping soil and laying sod for a new housing project in Kansas City, Missouri on August 11. OSHA says preliminary reports indicate the worker sustained heat stroke while working outdoors in conditions with a heat index of 105-degrees Fahrenheit.

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