UPDATE: Late construction worker was set to marry Saturday

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 --- 7:45 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. --- The family of the construction worker who died after a 60-foot fall at Madison site Monday says he was planning to get married.

Chris Lord's sister tells NBC15 that her 25-year-old brother was set to marry on Saturday, August 22. The family is now planning a funeral instead.

Lord is also said to have been a volunteer firefighter with the City of Lodi Fire Department.

Funeral Services will be held at First Lutheran Church on Friday, with a burial in County Line Cemetery, according to an obituary on the Gunderson Lodi Funeral & Cremation Care website. Visitation will be held at Gunderson on Thursday and Friday.


UPDATED: Monday, August 17, 2015 --- 5:33 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Officials say a 25-year-old construction worker died after falling 60 feet at the site of a future apartment building in downtown Madison.

Police say the accident happened around 11 a.m. Monday. The worker from McGann Construction died later at a hospital.

Company president Bryan McGann identifies the victim as Chris Lord, of Dane. He says Lord had worked as a carpenter for the company for three years.

The Madison office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it's investigating to determine whether any violations of safety regulations contributed to the accident. It says falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry.

The project, the Captiol's Edge Apartments, is scheduled to open in January.

Copyright 2015: Associated Press


UPDATED: Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 --- 3:59 p.m.

MADISON, Wis.--- A construction worker died after falling 60 feet at a building site Monday, according to a release from the Madison Police Department.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m., the Madison Police Department and Madison Fire Department were dispatched to a building site in the 10 block of N. Webster Street.

According to a release from the Department of Labor, the carpenter was installing wood trusses on a new apartment building when he fell five stories. The release also states the man was employed by McGann Construction of Madison. Authorities say the man was in his 20's.

Police said the injured man was transported to a hospital, but died from his injuries. Officials said Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) is investigating.

The victim's name has not been released.