Person confirmed dead in construction accident at Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville

OSHA is now investigating the incident.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities have confirmed that a subcontractor has died at a suburban Atlanta film studio Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, EMS responded to the Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville off of Sandy Creek Road around 11 a.m. for a construction accident. The subcontractor involved in the incident was pronounced dead on site, according to Det. Patton with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Patton said OSHA is investigating the incident.

On Tuesday evening, the general contractor working with Pinewood Studios sent out a statement on the incident. Randolph Williamson said the company is cooperating with the investigation.

"Our thoughts an prayers are with the family and friends of a subcontractor who was fatally injured in an accident today on a construction site at Pinewood Atlanta Studios," a spokesman for the company said. "As the project’s general contractor, we promptly informed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are cooperating with the ongoing investigation. We hope to learn more in the coming days about what caused this tragedy, as safety is our top concern at this and all of our project sites."

Officials have not confirmed, yet, how the subcontractor died, and the victims' identity has not yet been released.

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