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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.
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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.
This is a developing story. Check back for more details.
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