DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Chamblee Police and Dekalb Schools Police are investigating a fatal construction accident that occurred on Wednesday night.
The incident happened on the campus of the new Chamblee Charter High School.
The company in charge of constructing the new building, Turner Construction, released a statement saying:
We are deeply saddened to confirm that a worker died in an accident on May 7, 2013, while working on the Chamblee High School construction site. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very difficult time and our immediate and highest priority is supporting the family in their time of need.
The incident is under investigation and we are fully cooperating with the investigation being conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Police Department. Turner is also conducting its own investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The safety of our workforce is always our top priority as demonstrated by our safety record and our performance at the Chamblee High School project prior to this unfortunate accident. Prior to this incident we have not had any lost time incidents at the Chamblee High School project. Safety is a part of our culture and we take it very seriously. We are holding safety stand-down meetings with all workers on site to review safety procedures.
Grief counselors were on site today and will be available to support friends and co-workers in the days and weeks ahead and we will be collaborating with the subcontractor that employed the deceased and with his family to create opportunities to provide support to the family.
No further information was immediately released.