Cousin of worker killed in construction accident remembers him as a 'kind person'

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Posted at 9:50 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 05:18:53-05

SHORT PUMP, Va. -- The cousin of a teen who was killed in a construction accident in Short Pump on Thursday morning said that she is devastated by his loss.

Henrico Police said two construction workers were killed and a third worker was injured at a residential site when scaffolding someone how came in contact with a power line.

Those who were killed in the accident were later identified as 34-year-old Juan Carlos Moreno-Romero and 18-year-old Oscar Rosales.

The third worker who was injured was transported to VCU Medical Center with electrical burns on his arms and legs.

Oscar's cousin, Sandra Rosales, said that she was distraught when she heard the tragic news about her cousin Thursday morning. She remembered him as a hard worker and a kind person.

She added that she is devastated and in disbelief that he is gone at just 18 years old. The two had plans to go to the beach for her birthday in the coming months.

Sandra plans to remember Oscar by his smile and the way that he always made sure that his giving spirit, like how he always made sure his grandparents in Guatemala had enough money.


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