OSHA investigates after construction worker killed in Butler County

Federal work safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Cincinnati man working on a new home construction job in Reily Twp.

FIRST REPORT: Man dies after being electrocuted in Reily Twp.

That man is 60-year-old Ramon P. Rangel-Luna, of Cincinnati, according to an autopsy report released Friday by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

A preliminary cause of death and manner of death are pending, according to the report.

Information obtained by the Journal-News on Friday indicates Rangel-Luna was working as a rigger for a roofing project in the 300 block of Gates Road around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Rangel-Luna had both hands on the load line and was electrocuted when the load line from the crane came in contact with an overhead power line, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, which has opened an investigation into the fatality.

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Emergency crews were in the process of taking Rangel-Luna to a medical helicopter for transport to an area hospital, but he died in the landing zone, police said.

Time of death was 12:21 p.m., according to the coroner’s office.

Rangel-Luna was working for Avendano Carpentry in Cincinnati, according to OSHA.

Avendano Carpentry filed paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office on April 9 to become a limited liability company.

Information provided to OSHA by the company indicates Avendano Carpentry is a private company with four employees. The company has no OSHA history, according to a review of records by the Journal-News.

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