Man killed in Alleghany County construction accident

Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 4:09 PM EDT
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ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A man is dead after falling 21 feet to the ground at a construction site in Alleghany County Friday.

About 10:43 a.m. July 29, the Alleghany County/Covington Sheriff’s Office, along with paramedics from Selma and Iron Gate, were called to a construction site adjacent to the Alleghany Highlands YMCA in Covington, where a construction worker had fallen.

First responders found Javier Zuniga-Cervantes, 28 of Montgomery County, and pronounced him dead.

The investigation will be turned over to OSHA and the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.

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