OSHA investigations aren’t limited to manufacturing and construction. Investigators are looking into a fatality involving an acrobat at a golf tournament dinner.
Jose Angel Vera was performing an aerial stunt about 20 feet above the floor of a large tent at the FBR Open in Scottsdale, AZ.
As he was descending, he fell from the rafters onto the asphalt-covered ground, hitting his head, according to KXNV-TV.
The ground was asphalt.
He was taken to a local hospital where he died about 15 minutes after the incident.
Vera was a member of Aerial Artistry, a five-member acrobatics team. Vera performed acrobatics for 16 years.
OSHA is investigating because Vera was working at the time of the incident — in other words, it’s a workplace accident.