Construction worker dies in workplace accident in Atlanta

- A construction worker is dead following an apparent workplace accident on West Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta, according to Atlanta Police.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner says the victim was 20-year-old Luis de Leon Jr. from Rex, Georgia.

Authorities say there are no signs of foul play. Police believe a piece of construction equipment may have fallen on the victim.

Randy Hall, President, and CEO of Batson-Cook released the following statement:

"We are incredibly saddened by the loss of our Batson-Cook employee at the Northside Hospital Midtown Medical Office Building project this afternoon. We have extended our deepest sympathies to the employee's family and are offering our full support and resources to his family.

"Safety is one of Batson-Cook's core values and our first priority at all times. We are conducting a full investigation into this tragic incident and are assisting local authorities and OSHA as they conduct their investigations as well."

The investigation is still in progress.

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