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1 Dead After Construction Accident

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Lilibeth Ramirez3 years ago

Authroties are investigating the death of a construction worker who was killed at a job site in Roswell, Georgia.

About the Construction Accident

Fox Atlanta reports, 40-year-old Jose Castillo was working on a condo at a construction site in Roswell, Georgia. The accident occurred near Norcross Street on Tuesday where Castillo allegedly fell down some stairs and died.

The Roswell Police Department states an autopsy has been scheduled.

Work-Related Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA):

  • In 2013, 4,405 workers were killed on the job averaging out to 12 fatalities a day.
  • Of the 2013 deaths, 797 were Hispanic or Latino workers.
  • 20.3%, or one in five, worker fatalities last year were in construction.
  • Falls were responsible for a total of 294 employee fatalities. 

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