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911 calls released in deadly Montgomery County airport accident

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - We're learning more about a deadly workplace accident at a Kentucky airport.

Carl Williams, 73, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday morning when he and a co-worker fell while working on an addition to the Mount Sterling-Montgomery County Airport.

The Montgomery County Sheriff tells us Williams was working as a subcontractor with Bex Construction on an addition to the airport's administrative office. Investigators say Williams fell first, and another man working with him also lost his balance. The coroner tells us both men fell 20 to 25 feet but that the other man fell on top of Williams, adding force. Workers on site scrambled to help.

One of Williams' coworkers tells WKYT he was on site Wednesday when it happened. He didn't want to comment or give us his name, only saying it was tragic. His initial 911 call explains how frantic the scene was.

"Oh God. A man is not breathing. We are at the Montgomery County airport. He's not breathing. He's not moving," the worker says in the 911 call.

The deputy coroner says the other worker was taken to the hospital and released Wednesday. He is now recovering at home, and the deputy coroner is not releasing his name.

OSHA has taken over the investigation. Officials are still awaiting autopsy results.

Airport officials say they are not commenting on the accident. And as for Bex Construction, officials tell us they aren't commenting on what happened but said they are praying for the family of Carl Williams.


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