21-year old killed on Memphis site.
OSHA is investigating the death of a 21-year-old who was working on the Sears Crosstown Building late Friday afternoon.
Investigators say Zach Holliday died after he fell into a packaging chute. It appears to be an accident.
Chris Holliday, Zach’s father, showed WMC Action News 5 the cemetery plot where he’ll now have to bury his son. It’s right next to the young man’s mother who died just a few years ago.
“I should be planning his wedding or anything else besides his funeral today,” Holliday said.
The father was working with his son for the Chandler Demolition Company. They were working on a building that has been undergoing renovations for quite some time.
Holliday says workers knew something was wrong when they found Zach’s car in the parking lot after hours. Nobody had seen Zach since earlier in the day.
“Me and my boss started at the top, Travis started at the bottom. We sort of met in the middle, but Travis heard his phone ringing first,” Holliday said.
After hearing the ringing phone, Holliday found his son in the packaging chute several floors below where they were working earlier in the day.
Somehow, investigators believe Zach fell into the chute. According to Chris Holliday, the area was exposed.
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