OSHA investigating fatal fall from Abilene parking garage


ABILENE, Texas - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the details of an accident at a downtown Abilene parking garage that left one man dead Monday.

Gustavo Quiroz, 46, was a safety officer for Barr Roofing and died at Hendrick Medical Center after falling from the garage at North 4th Street and Pine Street.

OSHA will be interviewing employees with Barr Roofing and witnesses in the area when the accident happened.

According to Juan Rodriguez with OSHA, the regulatory agency will also look at the company's safety history. They will also see what precautions were taken during Monday's job at the parking garage, including what protective gear Qurioz may have been wearing.

By law, OSHA has up to six months to complete the investigation and may issue citations if any violations are found.

At this time, it is still unclear what caused Quiroz to fall to the ground.