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Worker Falls to Death at San Mateo Construction Site

The accident was reported at 3:25 p.m. at an under-construction housing development at Bay Meadows where a worker had fallen 15 feet onto his head, San Mateo Deputy Fire Chief John Healy said.

A worker died in a fall at a residential construction site at the former Bay Meadows racetrack in San Mateo Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The accident was reported at 3:25 p.m. at an under-construction housing development at Bay Meadows where a worker had fallen 15 feet onto his head, San Mateo Deputy Fire Chief John Healy said.

"One of the construction workers fell from the top of a wall during construction of a townhouse building, and was pronounced deceased at the scene," a San Mateo Police alert stated.

State Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman Greg Siggins said the construction site is run by TRI Pointe Homes, which has its sales offices at 401 Mahoney Way. Cal/OSHA is opening an investigation into the incident, Siggins said.

"If the employer is found to have violated any workplace safety procedures they will be cited," he said.

– Bay City News Service contributed to this report.


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