HPD: Construction worker falls 10 stories to his death

A construction worker was killed after he fell 10 stories down an elevator shaft at a high rise being built in southwest Houston.
August 29, 2013 1:14:24 PM PDT
Authorities are investigating the falling death of a construction worker in southwest Houston.

It happened at a construction site in the 3800 block of West Alabama near Weslayan.

Authorities say the worker fell 10 stories down an elevator shaft of a high rise under construction.

Houston firefighters are still recovering his body, which landed in a 10-foot depression below the first floor of the building.

The victim's identity has not yet been released, and he's been described only as a Hispanic man.

The work site has been shut down as authorities continue their investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also at the scene.

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