Worker, 19, Killed in Fall From Tornado-Ravaged Merrick Section Home

01/12/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

West Springfield, MA — A 19-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday, January 11, 2012, after falling from the roof of a tornado-damaged home in the Merrick section of the city. The fatal construction accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at the corner of George and Union Streets, reported abc40.

According to reports, James Ivanov of Agawam fell four stories inside the home while working on the framing of the house.

Ivanov fell from the roof down to the basement floor, where he was pronounced dead by responding emergency crews.

West Springfield Police and Fire are currently investigating the fatal workplace accident. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to launch an investigation as well.

On June 1, the Merrick section of the city was ravaged by a tornado. The house where the fatal construction accident took place happens to be near the home where a woman lost her life, while protecting her 15-year-old daughter in a bathtub, MassLive.com reported.

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