UPDATE: Man who fell to his death at Signal Mountain construction site identified
UPDATE: The man who fell to his death from the roof of the Waldens Ridge Fire Station June 13 has been identified as Alberto Zacapala Santiago, 37.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said that Santiago lived in the Red Bank area.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating following a man's death at a construction site on Signal Mountain this morning.
"Around 10 this morning, we received a call of a fall victim at the new Waldens Ridge Fire Station that's under construction on Taft Highway," Chief Deputy Austin Garrett told Channel 3.
According to reports from eyewitnesses, a man fell from the roof of the structure.
"Unfortantely, the fall victim is deceased. We're currently witholding his identification pending notification of next of kin," Garrett said.
Detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office are working to figure out how it happened.
"They're conducting their initial (investigation) from the scene, they'll interview witnesses at the scene, employers--that type of thing--because their main thing is to determine what the cause of the fall was," the Chief Deputy explained.
The Waldens Ridge Fire Department issued a statement on Facebook saying quote: "We are deeply saddened to learn of today's death of a worker at the construction site on Taft Highway. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the employees in the Tri-Con group."
Garrett says it's a cautionary tale for other community members.
"We always like to caution members of the public when they're doing work either by trade or rather home to be careful of high places, ladders, roofs things of that nature because it's very easy to fall," he said.
Channel 3 reached out to Tri-Con, the company overseeing construction on the Waldens Ridge Fire Station site, for comment. We've not heard back as of yet. The investigation is on-going.