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Fatal Construction Worker Fall in Union Twp. Under Investigation

Union Township (Union)

Authorities are investigating after a construction worker fell off a roof and died in Union Township.

According to authorities, today at 10:47 a.m., police headquarters received two 9-1-1 calls from workers reporting that someone had fallen off a building at 968 Bonnel Court.  

Officers responded to the scene and found a construction worker who appeared to have fallen off the building.

Police say the first officers on scene were David Popick and Michael Beatty who assessed the injured worker and began CPR. Additional officers, a Union Fire Department ambulance and Paramedics responded to the scene to assist.  

A preliminary investigation revealed the man was on the 4th floor of the new construction building, guiding a crane - that was hoisting building materials to the top - when he lost his balance and fell to the ground.

Officials say the worker was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:42 a.m.

The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 

There does not appear to be any foul play and the work site has been shut down until the completion of the OSHA investigation.  

According to officials, the deceased man appears to be in his late 20’s.  His identity is still being confirmed and his next of kin is being notified.