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Man Dies In Fall At CPS Power Plant

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A man fell to his death while working at a CPS Energy power plant on Monday, according to officials from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and San Antonio Police Department.

The man, 27, who is yet to be identified, died from the serious injuries he sustained when he fell approximately 35 to 40 feet at the unit on Calaveras Lake.

According to CPS Energy officials, the worker, employed by Calaveras Power Partners was installing a new piece of catwalk at the construction site, when the worker stepped on an unsecured portion of the catwalk, which caused it to tip. The worker then lost his balance and fell nearly 30 feet to the ground.

The job site will remain closed while an investigation is conducted, said a company spokesman.