Worker dies in fall at Darien storage facility
DARIEN — A worker died after falling 20 feet from scaffolding at a construction site along Interstate 95 on Thursday morning.
According to police, the man was doing surface work on a storage facility being built by Infinity Construction Systems LLC of Meriden, at 131 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, when he lost his footing.
“There is believed to be no foul play,” said Detective James Palmieri, public information officer for the Darien police.
Police have yet to release the identity of the man.
Police were called to the scene around 8 a.m. Officers and personnel from Darien EMS-Post 53 assisted the man and transported him to Stamford Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Bridgeport office opened an inspection Thursday in response to the fall.
According to Ted Fitzgerald, regional director for public affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor, the inspection will seek to determine whether there were violations of workplace safety standards in connection with the event, Fitzgerald said.
At this time, it is too early to estimate a completion date for OSHA’s inspection, he said.
Police said detectives will continue to assist OSHA as they continue their investigation.