Police are withholding the name of a fatally injured construction worker until they are able to notify his family. The 48-year old died last Monday because of a construction site accident at Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Police said the man was working on the roof of the building when he fell about 30 feet. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Officials from the Occupation Safety and Health Administration arrived at the scene of the construction accident to conduct an investigation.
Unfortunately, this is not the first industrial accident in the area to result in fatalities in the past year. Last December, a 22-year-old was killed after getting caught in a drilling rig’s auger. Another worker, 49, was killed last November while trying to clear a paper jam in a city-owned paper baler.
Construction worker falls to his death at mall, Las Cruces Sun-News, September 23, 2008
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