PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- The Pinellas Park Police responded to the death of a worker Thursday morning
According to police, an electrician apprentice was pinned between a piece of motorized equipment and a door frame around 10 a.m.
The worker has been identified as 27-year-old Richard Louis Collett of Dunedin. Collett was moving a fourteen-foot scissor lift out of the exit of a building when his head was trapped between the lift rail and the door frame, reportedly causing trauma to his head.
Collett was discovered unresponsive by a coworker and he was pronounced dead at the scene at the arrival of paramedics. He was helping to provide renovations to an abandoned building.
Collett worked for Sunrise Electric of Pinellas and was doing sub-contractor work for Down Under Construction Services at the time of the incident.
The incident appears to be accidental and a further autopsy will be performed by the Pinellas County Medical Examiner, as well as a separate investigation by OSHA.
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