INDIANAPOLIS – An investigation is underway after a man died in an industrial accident near Methodist Hospital Saturday morning on Indy’s near north side.
Police say they were called to the intersection of West 16th and North Senate Avenue around 4:45 a.m. on the report of a beam collapse.
Police say a man died as a result of the accident. The victim was identified as 38-year-old Luis Alberto Orozco Gonzales.
According to police, a piece of the old IU Health People Mover Tram System was found laying across four lanes right next to the IU School of Medicine.
Police have blocked off traffic from Senate Boulevard to Capitol Avenue for cleanup and to complete their investigation.
IU Health sent a statement saying, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of this valued construction worker. We extend our condolences to the family and coworkers during this difficult time.” It went on to say, “What led to the collapse is being investigated. The section of 16th Street between Missouri Street and Senate Ave will remain closed during this investigation.”
This is a developing story. This story will be updated when new information has been made available.