Construction worker dies after scissor lift falls 14 stories in downtown Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials say a construction worker died after a scissor lift fell 14 stories from a building under construction in downtown Oklahoma City.

Around 11:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to reports of an accident near Sheridan and Hudson.

Construction worker dies after scissor lift falls 14 stories
Construction worker dies after scissor lift falls 14 stories

When crews arrived, they learned a man who was operating a scissor lift fell to his death.

The man was reportedly on the 14th story of a building that is currently under construction when the scissor lift fell.

Fire crews say no one else was injured.

Construction workers gathered outside of work zone after scissor lift operator dies
Construction workers gathered outside of work zone after scissor lift operator dies

It is unclear exactly how the scissor lift fell off the building.

 

The area is shut down while officials investigate.

OSHA has also been called in to investigate.

No other information has been released at this time.

Fatal construction accident
Fatal construction accident

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