The police had been called to the site to investigate a fall.
A worker died Oct. 6 at a construction site on Sumner Street in East Boston near Maverick Square, where a multi-story residential structure is being built.
Boston Police Department detectives and Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.
The worker was pronounced dead on the scene.
OSHA is a federal agency that establishes job safety regulations.
According to one report, an unidentified person called the police to the construction site at 187 Sumner Street around 11 a.m. to investigate an incident involving a worker who had fallen. Aerial photos show a large crane towering above five partially constructed stories of a building, but it is unknown whether the crane played a role in the accident.
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction. Construction workers are at risk of falling from roofs, ladders, cranes, and other heights.
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