Press Release: August 25, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives extends condolences to family of fatally injured contractor
For More Information Contact:
Denis Paskauskas, 773-948-9012
Kansas City, (MO)…“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Leslie Jerome Floyd, who was fatally injured Tuesday, August 24 at the National Archives at Kansas City, Bannister Road facility,” stated Denis Paskauskas, Acting Assistant Regional Administrator.
Mr. Floyd, about 45 years old, an employee of Horn Material Handling Service (HMHS) out of Mustang, OK, was operating a forklift loaded with a unit of steel shelving when it went off a 3 ½ foot high concrete loading dock platform. Kansas City Police and Fire Department were called. The County Medical Examiner declared Floyd dead at the scene.
The National Archives is in the process of vacating the Bannister Road building, which is a Federally owned facility leased from the General Services Administration. Floyd’s employer, HMHS, is a subcontractor of UNICOR, which has a contract with the National Archives to remove shelving from the Bannister Road facility. The Department of Homeland Security and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will conduct investigations of the accident.
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