A construction worker died Thursday morning after he fell from scaffolding at the construction site where a storage facility is being built on Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien police said.
The man was about 20 feet from the ground, doing “surface work” on the side of the building under construction at 131 Hollow Tree Ridge Road when he apparently lost his footing, according to police.
Police were first called to the scene at about 8 a.m. They and personnel from Darien EMS-Post 53 assisted the man, who was taken to Stamford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived.
Darien police detectives and investigators from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration went to the scene (across Hollow Tree Ridge Road from Noroton Heights Railroad Station) to investigate, according to police. There is no reason to believe the incident was anything other than an accident, police said.
“Detectives will continue assist O.S.H.A. investigators as they continue their evaluation of the incident,” a Darien police announcement said.
See also: Self Storage Facility Being Built on Hollow Tree Ridge Road Overlooking I-95 (Jan. 13, 2017)