Man dies after fall from scaffolding at construction site in Darien

Darien Police have reported a man died after a fall from scaffolding in Darien Thursday morning.

Police and Post 53 medical personnel responded to a construction site at 131 Hollow Tree Ridge Road at 8 a.m. Thursday morning for an adult man who had fallen 20  feet from scaffolding.

First arriving officers and Post 53 personnel provided medical aid to the victim, who was immediately transported to Stamford Hospital. This agency was later notified that the victim was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival to the hospital.

Initial investigation shows that the victim was doing surface work to the side of a new structure being built at that location. The victim lost his footing for an unknown reason and fell to the ground.

Detectives from the Darien Police Department and Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene to investigate. As of the time of this release, the Darien Police have no reason to believe this is anything other than an unfortunate accident with no criminal element. Detectives will continue assist OSHA. investigators as they continue their evaluation of the incident.

The OSHA, part of the federal Department of Labor, assures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.