(WFXR) — An investigation is underway in the Alleghany Highlands following the death of a Montgomery County construction worker Friday morning.

Shortly before 10:45 a.m. on Friday, July 29, the Alleghany County/Covington Sheriff’s Office says deputies and EMS personnel responded to a construction site next to the Alleghany Highlands YMCA for a report about a construction worker who had fallen.

When first responders arrived, they found 28-year-old Javier Suniga Cervuantes of Elliston, who had fallen approximately 21 feet to the ground and died at the scene, according to officials.

Authorities tell WFXR News that Lt. Richard Shull conducted the initial investigation, which will be turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.