Jose Vicente Campuzano, 23, was working from the top of Martin Hall at Baylor University when he fell through a refuse chute, falling four stories and fracturing his skull. Campuzano was assisting with the removal of asbestos as part of a residential hall refurbishment project earlier this month, says the Waco Herald-Tribune.
Campuzano, who works for Northstar Demolition and Remediation Co., remains in the hospital after receiving surgery and a steel plate in his skull, according to his attorney.
An investigation is ongoing by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), reports the Waco Herald-Tribune, and if OSHA standard violations occurred, fines could be handed out to the construction company.
Additionally, the most violated OSHA standard is fall protection.