Punta Gorda, FL – May 10, 2022

Just before 2 p.m. on May 9th, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident on Burnt Store Road that resulted in the death of two construction workers. The victims were identified as 41-year-old Marcos Santiz-Lopez and 25-year-old Brandon M. Colburn.

Major Crimes detectives responded on scene and the preliminary investigation into the incident has discovered no signs of foul play or criminal intent.

Questions regarding the construction site, safety measures, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration inquiries, please contact the OSHA Tampa area office at 813-626-1177.