Contractor dies following accident at Ken-Ton school building

Posted at 12:15 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 18:23:10-04

An electrical sub-contractor passed away Wednesday after an accident at a Ken-Ton district building.

The contractor was doing "routine" electrical work at Kenmore West High School, part of the district's capital improvement plan, when the accident happened, according to a spokesperson for the district. The man was not an employee at the district.

OSHA is looking into the incident and had compliance inspectors on scene Wednesday, according to a spokesperson. The agency is inspecting CIR Electrical Construction Corp., the sub-contractor working the job at the school.

These type of investigations can take up to six months, according to OSHA.

7 Eyewitness News reached out to CIR Electrical and the worker's union, IBEW Local 41. Both declined to comment.

The district released the statement Wednesday morning:

The district is fully cooperating with the investigation of this matter, and remains committed to ensuring that work on district property is performed safely and in accordance with all applicable workplace standards.