By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A 16-year-old Tennessee boy working at a construction site has died after falling from scaffolding, police said.

Gustavo Enrique Ramirez of Springfield fell 120 feet to the ground while working at a La Quinta Inn job site in Nashville, news outlets reported citing a police statement. His death on Tuesday was classified as an accident. Ramirez was a part-time employee of subcontractor Cortez Plastering, police said.

His 18-year-old brother told police he also was on the scaffolding and heard a noise, turned around, and saw his brother fall. He called for help immediately.

Detectives did not see a safety harness on the victim or the scaffolding, police said.

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration also responded to the scene.

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