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Construction worker killed during thunderstorm in Boone County

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Posted at 10:13 AM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 14:42:53-04

LEBANON —Boone County Coroner Justin R. Sparks has confirmed that a construction worker has been killed during a thunderstorm.

The worker had been operating on an elevated platform while conducting work for a building under construction, Sparks said.

Sparks said the workers had been in the process of stopping work due to the thunderstorms when strong winds caused the elevated platform to be pushed over.

The worker was the only one injured, Sparks said.

He has been identified as Sebastian Bartolome-Gaspar, 29, of Guatemala.

An autopsy found his death accidental due to a result of blunt force trauma to his body.