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Construction worker dies in Downtown fall |

Construction worker dies in Downtown fall

| Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:00 p.m

A construction worker fell 20 stories to his death this morning from a construction site atop a Downtown building.

The man, who was in his 30s, fell from the Commonwealth Trust Co. building at 10:30 a.m. and landed inside a fenced-in construction area in the 300 block of 4th Avenue, police said.

The victim was taking an elevator to the roof to access the construction site at the adjacent Union National Bank Building, which is being converted into luxury condominiums. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the accident.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

Dynamic Building Corp. of Warrendale is the primary contractor on the site. The company declined comment.

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