Worker dies in fall at San Mateo construction site

Scene of a fatal construction accident in San Mateo.

A worker died in a fall at a residential construction site in San Mateo Tuesday afternoon, a state Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman said.

Shortly before 4 p.m., the man fell 15 feet at a construction site in the 2600 block of South Delaware Street, Cal/OSHA spokesman Greg Siggins said.

He died at the scene.

The construction site is run by TRI Pointe Homes and 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.
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