The masonry worker died in a fall at an Issaquah apartment complex Monday morning.
A construction worker was killed in a fall Monday morning at an Issaquah apartment complex.
The 46-year-old masonry worker was reportedly doing work on the brick facade at the Atlas Apartments construction site when he fell to his death, according to Eastside Fire & Rescue. Officials with the state Department of Labor & Industries are investigating the cause of his fall.
The King County Medical Examiner has yet to release the man’s identification.
According to The Issaquah Press, he worked for a subcontractor.
The Atlas development is made up of three five-story buildings at Seventh Avenue Northwest and Northwest Gilman Boulevard, the newspaper reports.
Tim Church, a spokesman for the Department of Labor & Industries, said investigations of such accidents can take up to six months and include findings on the safety of the entire work site.
He said that last year, 58 people in Washington died in “traumatic work-related” incidents, 15 of which resulted from falls. Those types of incidents are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the state, he added.