The agency is investigating the death of Juan Jose Gonzalez, 46, who fell 18 feet to his death while working on the gymnasium of the high school around 3 p.m. Monday.
Gonzalez had been employed by a subcontractor, Texas H & H Contractors, based in Edinburg.
Construction Accident Statistics
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,383 workers died on the job in 2012 – this averages to be 84 deaths a week or nearly 12 deaths a day.
Fatal injuries involving contractors accounted for 16 percent of all work related deaths in 2012.
Four leading causes of fatal work injuries accounted for 435 deaths:
Struck by Object
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