Worker dies after shock, fall at NAS Jacksonville work site
The main entry gate to Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
By WOKV News Team
Jacksonville, FL —
OSHA is investigating, after a man died following an accident on a work site on Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
We’re told an employee of Consolidated Electrical Contractors & Engineers, Inc. was doing work above the false ceiling of the new commissary that’s being built on the base. OSHA isn’t sure the nature of the work that the employee was doing, but he suffered an electrical shock and then fell to the floor- approximately 12 feet. The worker was taken to the hospital, and passed away Sunday morning.
OSHA says they’re actively investigating whether there was a violation of standards. Inspectors say when there is a fatality relating to a fall, they always question whether proper fall protection was used on the site.
Consolidated Electrical Contractors & Engineers, Inc. gave a statement to WOKV extending sympathy to the family of the victim. They withheld further comment until the active investigations are complete. NAS Jax also declined to comment, saying they are not involved in the investigation.
Consolidated Electrical Contractors & Engineers, Inc. is one of the Southeast's largest electrical contractors with over 20 years of experience in design/build and construction.