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Electrical Room Fire at GM Plant in KS

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

KANSAS CITY, KS – A fire Saturday afternoon at the General Motors Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., caused minor damage.

The Kansas City, Kan., fire department responded to the call at 2:18 p.m. with four pumpers, two trucks, one chief, one safety officer, one EMS unit and a senior operations chief.

A fire department spokesman said the fire was caused by a battery problem in the electrical room but caused no interruption of service at the plant. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/01/2555247/in-brief-first-homicide-of-2011.html#ixzz19ue0I3bN

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KS Man Found Electrocuted Near Power Pole

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Kansas City, KS – A Miami County man appears to have been electrocuted early today while working at a power pole, authorities said.

The body of Danny Joe Miller, 42, was found at the bottom of a power pole in front of his residence at about 7 a.m. in the 3400 block of W. 399th Street, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

An aluminum extension ladder was found leaning against the power pole. Miller was found lying at the base of the ladder. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Authorities don’t know how long Miller had been dead when he was found. His wife last saw him at about 4:30 this morning when he got home from work.

Investigators said Miller was trying to do something at the power pole, but what exactly they don’t know. Kansas City Power & Light was called to the scene and is doing its investigation.

The case is still open.

Story via TheKansasCityStar.com

Electrical Safety should always be practiced when using ladders.  Only qualified persons are permitted to work on electrical equipment.