THIS is the heart-stopping moment a workman plummets 131ft to his death after an antenna he was working on collapses.
Horrific footage shows Ricardo Matias Legrato, 28, falling helplessly to the ground as another worker remains clinging to the structure in Uruguay.
Mr Legrato tragically lost his life in the fall[/caption]
The broken antenna reportedly collapsed on top of a nursery that was fortunately empty due to it being a Sunday.
Mr Legrato tragically lost his life in the fall.
The other worker was left with injures, as was a third individual who had been waiting for the other men at the bottom of the antenna.
Heartfelt tributes were left by locals, family and friends of the late worker, who was an employee for the East Uruguay-based sewage and water sanitation company OSE Uruguay at the time of his death.
The shocking video was shared on social media, before instantly becoming viral.
Many were horrified to see the plunge, prompting a mass of comments saying the men shouldn’t have been working under such dangerous circumstances in the first place.
With safety issues being at the centre of the reactions to the video, local media sources have reported how the construction workers had basic safety systems put in place at the time of the tragedy.
However, an investigation conducted by the Ministry of Work and Social Security reportedly uncovered ‘serious and several irregularities’ at the site.
The ordeal has forced OSE Uruguay to now account for these apparent irregularities, as reported by the Ministry of Work and Social Security.
Authorities are now investigating this incident further, as they look for explanations of how exactly this work-related death occurred.