A Franklin-Simpson High School student died after he fell from scaffolding at a construction site in Nashville on Tuesday, June 23.
Nashville Metro Police said Gustavo Enrique Ramirez, 16, of Springfield, Tennessee fell from scaffolding 120 feet to the ground at the La Quinta Inn job site on Interstate Drive.
Police said the death is being classified as an accident.
Metro Police Detectives were told that Ramirez was a part-time employee of Cortez Plastering, a subcontractor on the new hotel project.
Police said Ramirez’s 18-year-old brother reported that he was on the scaffolding with his back to Ramirez when he heard a noise, turned around, and saw his brother fall. He immediately called for help.
Police said there was no indication of foul play and detectives did not see a safety harness on Ramirez or the scaffolding.
Ramirez was a member of the Franklin-Simpson Boys Soccer team, would have been a junior at the high school this fall and was a member of the F-S Class of 2022.
A candlelight vigil for Ramirez was held on Thursday, June 25 at the F-S Boys Soccer field.