Sheriff's Office investigating apparent fatal workplace accident

Sheriff's Office investigating apparent fatal workplace accident


UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Bobby Joe Allen of Gladstone, Mo.


The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent fatal workplace accident in Randolph, Mo.

Deputies were dispatched on a medical call at 4:58 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, to Martin Marietta Materials located at 401 Randolph Road. An employee of the business had fallen three to four stories from a catwalk, landing on rocks. The man was unresponsive. EMS arrived on scene shortly before deputies and declared the man deceased. Deputies were not able to locate any witnesses to the fall, so they were not able to initially determine exactly when or how it occurred. There does not appear to be any evidence of foul play at this point.  

Detectives are investigating further. They have also requested the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to conduct an investigation. The victim will be publicly identified once next-of-kin notifications are complete.  

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