Brooklyn construction worker falls to death

The News Leader

May 27, 2010 7:56:05 PM PDT
A construction worker at a building going up in Brooklyn died after he lost his balance and fell about 50 feet. Police say 35-year-old Louis Zaruma, of Brooklyn, was putting up steel framework for the 6th floor of a residential building on Bedford Avenue Thursday afternoon when he fell.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Officials say it appears he was not wearing a safety harness.


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