A construction worker died at a worksite on Saturday after a concrete wall fell on him.
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Lake Forest Drive in Tampa.
The worker has been identified as 37-year-old Alan Hendrix, a resident of Hudson.
Hendrix was pronounced dead at the scene after the concrete wall fell on him, deputies said. Hendrix worked for Spivey Construction.
Those who knew Hendrix said he has a family and was due to be married this September.
"This is a horrible tragedy. Nobody knows why some of these things happen, and we aren't promised tomorrow," neighbor Gary Allen said.
Allen said Hendrix had several adopted children with his fiancée Rachel Quinn.
"He is the greatest man I have ever known. We were going to celebrate our 18 anniversary on Sept. 25 and finally tie the knot," Quinn said. "He was a great father to all five children. He loved each and every one so much. He even helped me raise my sisters, four children that we received five years ago and adopted in December of 2012. He was my soul mate."
Quinn also said that she has four weeks of nursing school left. At this point she does not know what she is going to do, she said, but she has to think about the future with her five children.
"I just truly hope that no one feels the anguish and the pain I am feeling," Quinn said.
Hillsborough deputies and management for the construction company are investigating why the wall fell.