- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating the death of a Texas construction worker in southwest Missouri.

The Joplin Globe (https://bit.ly/1NwIxLe ) reports that 29-year-old Luis R. Estrada, of El Paso, Texas, died Saturday in southern Carthage at the construction site for a new senior residential care center.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release that initial reports indicate the worker tumbled out of a three-sided box that was sitting on the forks of a tractor. After Estrada fell about 11 feet, the box hit him on the head.

Jasper County coroner Rob Chapel says Estrada was declared dead at a Joplin hospital. The cause of the death was blunt force trauma to the head.

OSHA is investigating the construction company that employed Estrada and the general contractor.

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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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