Construction worker falls to his death in church building

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BULLARD, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man falls to his death Friday morning while working on a construction project at a church.

Justice of the Peace James Morris said 41-year-old Hermilo Pimentel died instantly when he fell around 7:45am at the First Baptist Church in Bullard.

According to Pastor Scott Brown, Pimentel was hanging sheet rock in what will soon be a family life center at the church. However, according to Morris, Pimentel stepped back into a construction hole on the second floor and fell to the ground. Emergency officials were called immediately.

But, Morris says Pimentel died instantly because of severe head trauma.

The construction company Pimentel was working for, as well as, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from Dallas, are conducting an investigation into just how the tragedy happened.

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