Kansas man dies in industrial accident
Hutchinson police say they were called to Hutchinson Airgas Tuesday afternoon. Police Detective Cory Ogburn says a valve on an oxygen cylinder malfunctioned, making the nearly 2-foot bottle spin “like a helicopter blade.”
Another employee suffered a minor injury to his lower leg.
The company offered condolences in a statement Wednesday but declined to release the employee’s name.
The business was closed Wednesday while the accident is investigated.