Springfield Teen (16) Dies In Construction Accident After 120 Foot Fall From Scaffolding
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A 16-year-old from Springfield has died following a construction accident in Nashville Tuesday afternoon.
Officials say the victim, now identified as Gustavo Enrique Ramirez, fell from scaffolding about 120 feet to the ground at the La Quinta Inn job site at 315 Interstate Drive. LOCATION OF ACCIDENT
Detectives were told that Ramirez was a part-time employee of Cortez Plastering, a subcontractor on the new hotel project. Ramirez’s 18-year-old brother reported that he was on the scaffolding with his back to the victim when he heard a noise, turned around, and saw his brother fall. He immediately called for help. There was no indication of foul play and investigators have classified the incident as an accident.
According to METRO Nashville Police, Detectives did not see a safety harness on the victim or the scaffolding. A representative from the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene.
Smokey’s News partner WKRN News 2 contributed to this report.