Construction worker who fell to death identified
DARIEN — The construction worker who fell to his death while working at a home on Nearwater Lane has been identified as Jose Nabor, 44, of Port Chester, N.Y.
Police said it took some time to find next of kin, who were from another country. The incident occurred at 76 Nearwater Lane.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration had begun an investigation into the incident, but said this week it had no jurisdiction.
Ted Fitzgerald, a representative from the U.S. Department of Labor, said in order for OSHA “to have jurisdiction to conduct an inspection, there must be an employer/employee relationship.”
An investigation by the OSHA’s Bridgeport Area Office determined Nabor was working alone and had no employees. As a result, Fitgerald said, OSHA had no jurisdiction and closed its investigation April 23.
Police received a 911 call just before 1 p.m. April 11 on a report of a man who appeared to have fallen from scaffolding. According to a news release issued by the Darien Police Department, no other people on the scene had witnessed the fall.
Nabor was transported by Darien EMS to Stamford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Nearwater Lane is one of the town’s busiest areas for construction. At least three homeowners have obtained demolition permits this year to build larger houses.