Construction Worker Dies After Fall From Four-Story Dallas Apartment Building

A construction worker died Thursday morning after falling from Maple District Lofts in Dallas' medical district.

The Dallas County medical examiner confirmed the victim was 44-year-old Jorge Carrion Torres.

Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed they were called shortly before 7:30 a.m. after Torres fell from the upper floors of the 4-story apartment building along the 5400 block of Maple Avenue, just north of Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating Torres' death. 

OSHA said in a statement to NBC 5 Thursday morning that falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers, with hundreds of workers dying each year and thousands of others facing debilitating injuries.

What caused Torres to fall is not yet known.

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