Construction worker falls to death

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A laborer fell to his death Monday while working on a construction project in Little Italy, authorities reported.

The man plunged about 15 feet shortly before 1:30 p.m. at the site of a 22-story apartment complex being built at the southwest corner of Kettner Boulevard and West Ash Street, according to San Diego police.

Medics tried in vain to revive the worker before pronouncing him dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending family notification.

The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration was called in to investigate the fatality, as is routine in such cases, SDPD public affairs Officer Ed Zwibel said.

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