Painter killed in accident at Sarasota school identified - WFLA News Channel 8

Painter killed in accident at Sarasota school identified

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A painter is dead after being pinned between a personnel lift and a wall at Sarasota Military Academy.

The accident happened Wednesday morning.

According to Sarasota police, two people found the worker Mitch Phelps, 55, pinned between a crane and the building. They were able to lower the machine's bucket and call 911.

Phelps was unconscious when he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are looking into the accident to determine whether it was work-related or due to a medical condition.

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