Tulsa Police: Man Dies After Fall At Downtown Construction Site

Friday, April 16th 2021, 5:12 pm
By: News On 6, Emory Bryan

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa police have confirmed that a man has died after a fall at a downtown Tulsa construction site near Cameron Street and Detroit Avenue on Friday morning.

According to police, a worker fell about five stories through a hole on the site before hitting the ground.

Tulsa Police: Man Dies After Fall At Downtown Construction Sit

Tulsa Police said 52-year-old Abel Garcia died after falling from a wooden catwalk on the 11th floor.

It is currently unclear what job the worker was performing at the time of the accident, but authorities have said that he was not wearing a safety harness at the time of the fall.

Both police officers and detectives were on scene investigating following the accident. The scene has since been cleared.

Crews have confirmed that all workers on the site have been sent home and construction will cease temporarily for the day.

Flintco issued the statement below:

We regret to report there was an incident at a Flintco project in Tulsa, Oklahoma that resulted in a trade partner fatality. Our Flintco construction community is heartbroken. We are actively gathering information on the incident in full cooperation with OSHA and local authorities, while assisting them in their investigation. Until we can meet with the family, which is our primary concern at this time, and those on-site who are also affected by the tragedy, Flintco is not releasing any details about the incident. Flintco will share information once the details have been confirmed.

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