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OSHA Investigating Death of Worker at New Mall Site

OCTOBER 13, 2005 - Posted at 1:48 p.m. CDT

 

JONESBORO, AR - Federal safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at the new Mall at Turtle Creek in east Jonesboro.

Fire officials say Omar Pizana Morales died from injuries sustained Friday when Morales and a co-worker were operating a "scissor-lift" that tipped over.  The men fell 30 feet onto the mall's interior concrete floor.  Morales died at a hospital on Sunday.  He was 19, and was from Tamulipas, Mexico.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Todd says the agency is investigating the circumstances of the death.

A subcontractor, Eurocraft Wall Industries of Norcross, Georgia, had been hired for the type of work involved in the accident.  The Eurocraft project engineer said the firm is investigating but would not offer further comment.

Two stores at the mall have already opened, while most of the rest of the facility is still being built.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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