Midtown, Atlanta – A construction worker died while he was working at a construction site in the 1100 block of West Peachtree Street NW in Midtown, Atlanta.
The accident happened last Friday, September 8th, at about 5 p.m., when a heavy piece of equipment crushed the worker.
A spokesperson for the construction company said: “We are incredibly saddened by the loss of our Batson-Cook employee at the Northside Hospital Midtown Medical Office Building project this afternoon. We have extended our deepest sympathies to the employee’s family and are offering our full support and resources to his family. “Safety is one of Batson-Cook’s core values and our first priority at all times. We are conducting a full investigation into this tragic incident and are assisting local authorities and OSHA as they conduct their investigations as well.”
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— AJC (@ajc) September 16, 2017
The 20 years old worker identified as Luis DeLeon Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is under investigation by The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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