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May 1, 2014
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Grass Valley man dies in workplace fall

A man found dead after a work-related fall Tuesday has been identified as Freddy Quintana, 33, of Grass Valley.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call at about 10:30 a.m. about a fall victim at a business on Loma Rica Drive, said Capt. Jeff Pettitt.

Firefighters and medical personnel also responded to the call and found Quintana on the ground in the back of the complex, Pettitt said. Despite attempts to revive him, Quintana was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It looks like he was hired to put up some wood siding, and he was up on the scaffolding when he fell for unknown reasons,” Pettitt said.

The cause of Quintana’s death is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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