Industrial accident in east Wichita injures one person

Industrial accident in the 7700 block of East Central. (Photo by KSN's Merry Murray)

WICHITA, Kan. – An industrial accident in the 7800 block of East Central near Rock Road has left one person seriously injured.

Sedgwick County dispatchers say the accident happened when a skip loader tipping over and landed on a worker.  Dispatchers say the person had been freed by other people on the scene by the time emergency crews arrived.

A construction crew was demolishing a building behind the old Piccadilly Market.

The person was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

It’s not known what caused the skip loader to tip over.

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