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Worker dies after being critically injured at Fort Worth construction site

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Construction has been slow at the Bryant Irvin Road bridge over Interstate 20, but state officials say the project is now on track to be mostly completed by Thanksgiving.
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Construction has been slow at the Bryant Irvin Road bridge over Interstate 20, but state officials say the project is now on track to be mostly completed by Thanksgiving.

A construction worker critically injured at a job site last week has died, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

The victim was identified as Nicholas Peralta, 28, of Lewisville, who died at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday at John Peter Smith Hospital. He died from blunt force trauma to his head from a falling object and his death was ruled an accident.

Peralta was injured Friday when an object fell from a crane and hit him, authorities said.

OSHA officials are investigating the incident, said Juan Rodriguez, an OSHA spokesman in the Dallas office, in a Thursday email.

OSHA officials declined to comment on what the object was or any other details about the accident until the investigation is complete.

Firefighters responded to the accident about 8:45 a.m. Friday at a construction site near Randol Mill Road in the 300 block of East Loop 820 where workers are building a bridge, said Mike Drivdahl, Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman.

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