SAN ANTONIO - A man is dead and another is in critical condition after a horrible construction accident downtown Monday afternoon.
Police said around 3:45 p.m two workers were inside a box that was being lifted to a window of a building on College Street and La Soya. While they were being lifted, police said the box tipped and they fell nearly 60 feet. One of the men, later identified as 53-year-old Gilbert Villanueva, died at the scene. The other man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition.
It was a forklift lifting up a large box lifting up construction equipment and the box tipped over, basically spilling both men out onto the street, one of them was hit by the box itself," said San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood.
Police and OSHA officials are investigating.