Officials say two men were working on a building on College Street between Presa and La Soya Streets when the accident happened. The men were in a box being lifted by a forklift when the box tipped, causing the construction workers to fall.
Media outlets report that the men fell between 60 and 75 feet to the ground. One worker, 53-year-old Gilbert Villanueva, died at the scene of the accident. He suffered from severe blunt force injuries. The other construction worker was injured critically and taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.
The fire department chief said the box contained various construction equipment, reports media sources. One of the men was struck by the box as it toppled from the forklift. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the fatal work accident.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):