A construction worker who fell four stories at a Madison building site Wednesday has been identified as Alexander Kanouse, 24, of Columbus.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted a forensic autopsy Thursday. The preliminary results of the autopsy confirmed the death was from injuries sustained in the fall.

Kanouse was working at the construction site on Di Loreto Avenue and Creekwood Lane on Madison’s Far East Side.

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A Madison police officer found Kanouse on the ground about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, bleeding from a head wound. He was taken to UW Hospital in Madison, where he died shortly after arrival.

The death remains under investigation by OSHA, Madison Police and the Medical Examiner’s Office. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, did not respond when asked about the company Kanouse worked for.

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