Archive for Monday, March 28, 2011

Hamm Quarry worker fatality still under investigation

March 28, 2011


The Kansas Highway Patrol on Monday was still investigating a Friday afternoon accident when a Hamm Inc. employee near Perry was killed when he was run over by a semitrailer in the parking lot, trooper Shawn Taylor said.

According to a highway patrol report on Friday, 34-year-old Luke Forsberg of Oskaloosa, was crossing the parking lot from behind another truck when he was struck by a semitrailer driven by 47-year-old Larry J. Kopp, of Perry, who was not injured.

The accident happened at 2 p.m. in a Hamm parking lot four miles east of Perry and near Williamstown on U.S. Highway 24-59.

Taylor said the men involved were both Hamm employees. Forsberg was an electrician and Kopp had the proper license to drive a semitrailer, the trooper said.

“In terms of why they didn’t see each other (in the parking lot), I’m still trying to piece that together,” Taylor said.

Officers do not suspect foul play, he said. A Hamm official did not return a call seeking comment Monday.


cheeseburger 7 years ago

Your first paragraph needs reworked, George.

chihuahua2 7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the worker who was killed!! And also to the driver of the truck!! He is a very respected man n the perry community!!! PRAYERS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!

Deja Coffin 7 years ago

Such a true tragic accident. These men were friends and just as I pray for peace for Luke's friends and family I pray for peace for this other man also.

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