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Kansas City worker killed repairing sewer line identified

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City Water Services worker died in a accident Monday evening, city officials said.

Kansas City police received the call at 5:25 p.m. Monday. The worker was found just behind the police department's South Patrol station, which is at 9701 Marion Park Dr.

Donald Fenton died while working on repairs to a sewer line. He had been "an exceptional employee" for 14 years, according to a news release from the city.

"A tragic accident today in south KC. One of our own was killed while fixing a sewer manhole. Unheralded, important and dangerous work," City Manager Troy Schulte said in a tweet Monday night.

He offered his condolences.

"Our deepest condolences to the family of Utility Repair Supervisor Donald Fenton who was tragically killed while repairing a sewer line," he wrote on the social media website.

Devastated family members, friends and co-workers gathered nearby Monday night as investigators worked to gather more information.

Chopper5 was over the scene, which showed construction equipment in the area where Fenton was found.

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