SEDGWICK — Federal officials are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who fell while working on the Deer Isle-Sedgwick bridge in eastern Maine.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department says Ercio Gasques suffered massive head injuries when he fell about 40 feet Sunday afternoon. He died while being transported to the hospital.

Sheriff’s officials said Gasques was from New Jersey and was part of a painting crew working for a Pennsylvania contractor that has been working on the span, a well-known suspension bridge that connects Sedgwick to Deer Isle.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.