Man killed at Grand Forks worksite; OSHA investigating

OSHA Investigation

The U.S. Department of Labor is looking into the death of a Grand Forks guy at an area construction site a week ago. Assistant area director for the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Scott Overson, verified to the Herald that OSHA is checking out the March 29 fatality of 30-year-old Jared Jay Castoreno.

Overson said, Castoreno was taking care of a home renovation in Grand Forks in the course of his death. He was doing work for Reynolds, N.D.-based Civil Contracting Services during the time of the misfortune.

“We will look to see if the incident had violations of OSHA regulations or industry standards,” said Overson. If violations of OSHA rules are seen, citations against an establishment could be issued.

OSHA has half a year to look into a work-related death, said Overson. It can be unknown at this time how much time this investigation is going to take.

Lt. Derik Zimmel with the Grand Forks Police Department believed officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Earl Circle at 6:18 p.m. on March 29 for an unintentional death at a work site. He claimed there have been absolutely no signs of foul play, however police are checking out the incident as well.

Castoreno was pronounced dead at the scene, in accordance with Lt. Brett Johnson, investigations commander. Police are waiting for official autopsy outcomes to know the cause of death.

Jared Castoreno’s older brother Aaron Castoreno characterized him as a loving man who loved the outdoors, devoted himself to friends and family and also was a talented artist and craftsman.

Civil Contracting Services decided not to react to Herald requests for opinion Tuesday. A crowdfunding website brought up over $7,000 to pay for Castoreno’s funeral service fees.

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