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Metro Council passes resolution aiming to make construction sites safer following teen's death

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Posted at 10:25 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 23:25:41-04

The Metro Nashville City Council passed a resolution in response to the recent death of a 16-year-old who died at a construction site in downtown Nashville.

The resolution would keep anyone under the age of 18 off of a construction site without proper equipment or training. It also aims to hold construction companies accountable for making working conditions safer.

Gustavo Enrique Ramirez of Springfield died in June when he fell 120 feet to the ground at the La Quinta Inn job site on Interstate Drive in Nashville.

Police officials said they did not see a safety harness on the victim or the scaffolding. Ramirez was working part-time with his 18-year-old brother.