A fall from the fourth floor of a building under construction claimed the life of a 24-year-old worker last month. News sources say Alexander J. Kanouse fell at approximately 8 a.m. on April 17 while working at a jobsite in Madison. When first responders arrived, Kanouse was barely breathing and was bleeding profusely from a head wound. He died shortly after arriving at a local hospital.

OSHA personnel were summoned to the scene to assist with the investigation.

From an obituary for Kanouse in the Daily Citizen:

“He loved playing video games, listening to music, playing drums, and spending time with the family dog, a husky named Jessie. As a young child Alex loved dinosaurs and could pronounce the names of dinosaurs that adults didn’t know. More recently he was in a competition with his sisters for who had the longest hair but they couldn’t compete with his wavy hair. He enjoyed spending time at his grandparents’ farm willing to help in any way he could. Alex had a kind loving soul and would give anything he was able to anyone in need.”