One person died Friday afternoon after an accident involving a semitrailer at the Hamm Quarry off of U.S. Highway 24-59 near Williamstown, northwest of Lawrence, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said.
Herrig said officers were called before 3 p.m. Friday and that the Kansas Highway Patrol was still investigating the accident as of 6 p.m. Friday evening.
According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, 34-year-old Oskaloosa resident Luke Forsberg was crossing the parking lot from behind another truck when the semitrailer struck him. The incident occurred about 2 p.m.
Forsberg was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hamm Quarry was the site of an industrial fatality in October of 2010.