Construction worker is killed in fall in Franklin County

A man was killed Wednesday when he fell inside a house that was under construction, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said.

Bryan Keith Murray, 52, of Frankfort, was installing drywall in a house with a cathedral ceiling, Melton said.

One side of some metal scaffolding gave way, causing Murray to fall 12 to 14 feet and hit his head, Melton said. A co-worker who had worked with Murray for more than 30 years called 911.

“He’s very distraught,” Melton said of the co-worker. “It’s a terrible, terrible accident.”

The Franklin County coroner’s office was at the houseon Switzer Road near the Scott County line. Stamping Ground police also responded.

The accident was reported shortly before 1 p.m.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called to investigate, Melton said. An autopsy for Murray is scheduled for Thursday morning.