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Construction Worker Dies After Falling Four Stories

(LOUISVILLE) -- OSHA officials are investigating the death of a Louisville construction worker overnight. It happened around 4 a.m. at an apartment complex under construction at Christ Church Cathedral at Second and Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Forty-six-year-old Robert Demerle died of multiple injuries after falling four stories from the apartment building.

Workers at the scene say he was trying to unclog a machine pouring concrete when it jerked, causing him to fall.

Demerle and other crews were building Cathedral Commons, an apartment complex for lower income families. It's a joint project involving the city and Christ Church Cathedral.

Representatives from OSHA were on the scene Wednesday morning. They will be investigating the project's contractor, Brasch & Varry, and the subcontractor, Lewis Concrete."

Their investigation could take up to two months.

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