• September 08, 2023

Richard Kaspar Killed in Work Fall Accident in La Grange, TX

La Grange, TX — January 6, 2023, Richard Kaspar was fatally injured due to a fall accident at a work site along F.M. 2145 at around 10:00 a.m.

Authorities with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a preliminary investigation summary about the fatal incident. Their statements say that the incident took place along the 4600 block of F.M. 2145, northeast of the U.S. Highway 77 intersection. The company listed in the OSHA report is Minarcik Construction Company.

Richard Kaspar Killed in Work Fall Accident in La Grange, TX

According to officials, 66-year-old Richard Kaspar was working to install shingles on a roof at the time. While doing so, the summary states Kaspar got onto a ladder which then somehow fell out from under him. This caused Kaspar to fall a reported 10 feet to the ground, causing various injuries including a head injury and lacerations.

Kaspar ultimately succumbed to the injuries days following transport to a hospital, the OSHA report states. Authorities say emergency services "were not called until 40 minutes after the fall." There was no further explanation about this allegation.

At the time of writing, there appear to be five "serious" citations issued against the involved employer, and the summary shows a recommended fine of $4,688. There currently are no further details about the status of the OSHA investigations.


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