GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– A man was killed while working on rockfall mitigation in Clear Creek Canyon west of Golden on Tuesday.

rockfall 1 Man Dies After Falling At Least 50 Feet During Rockfall Mitigation Work

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The man, identified as 40-year-old Jaime Sarinana-Herrera, was working for Apex Rockfall as part of a project with the Colorado Department of Transportation when officials say he fell 50 to 70 feet.

The incident was reportedly called in as a workplace accident, and officials don’t believe there is anything suspicious about the accident.

Clear Creek Canyon will remain closed as scheduled for rockfall mitigation work which is Monday through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is unclear whether the closure will be extended because of the investigation.

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