A construction worker is dead after falling from the Wilshire Grand Tower in downtown L.A. early Thursday afternoon. The man landed on a passing vehicle.
The accident occurred in the 600 block of Figueroa Street about 12:36 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in an alert.
Based on aerial and ground video and photographs, the worker appeared to have fallen from the Wilshire Grand Tower, which is located not far from the fall site. The high-rise structure, when completed, will overtake the U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. After falling from the building, the unidentified male worker landed on a vehicle driving down the heavily-traveled stretch of Figueroa, according to Margaret Stewart with the Fire Department. h/t ktla
The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, who is reported female, was being evaluated at the scene by LAFD and EMS.
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