The first public works worker dies in COVID-19 work

A public works employee died Monday in the state of Colorado, authorities said.

The worker was working at the state’s largest public works project in Colorado Springs when he died.

The Denver Post said the employee was the first worker to be killed since the coronavirus began spreading in the United States on Jan. 6.

Colorado’s public works department has been dealing with the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 14,000 people in the country.

Colorado Springs police say the worker was at work at the site of the Colorado Springs City Park when he fell from the fourth-story window of the building.

He was taken to a local hospital where he died, authorities say.