INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A construction worker who died Saturday when a section of a former automated train system fell in Indianapolis has been identified as a 38-year-old man, authorities said.
The worker was Luis Alberto Orozco Gonzalez, the Marion County Coroner’s Office said Monday.
Gonzalez was part of a crew that was removing a small stretch of the former People Mover tracks near IU Health Methodist Hospital when he died after a section of the track fell, authorities said.
Police were called to the scene north of downtown Indianapolis shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this valued construction worker,” IU Health said in a statement that expressed condolences to the worker’s relatives and co-workers.
What caused the track collapse remains under investigation as a section of street near the location where Gonzalez was fatally injured remains closed.
The Indiana Department of Labor’s IOSHA division has opened a safety-compliance inspection into the man’s death. An update on the agency’s inspection is expected in two to three months, The Indianapolis Star reported.