Police investigators are still on the scene of an industrial accident in downtown St. John’s where a construction worker died following an 80-foot fall.
It appears the worker fell from the top of the new Fortis Place building at the corner of Springdale and New Gower streets.
An ambulance had arrived at the scene, but left shortly afterwards.
Members of St. John’s Regional Fire Department secured the area around the body, which was covered by a green tarp on the concrete floor at the bottom of the building. Six storeys up a break in a wooden railing going around the edge of the building could be seen, and was being examined by police investigators.
Other workers huddled at the edge of the construction site while the RNC and fire department personnel investigated the scene.
St. John’s Regional Fire Department superintendent Don Byrne did not confirm the fatality to members of the media, but said there had been a serious industrial accident that was under investigation.
Police, firefighters and emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal workplace accident at the construction site of the new Fortis Building on Springdale Street in St. John’s.
A worker appears to have fallen six storeys to a concrete floor. A wooden railing appears to have given way on the sixth storey.
It’s windy and raining at the construction site.
More coverage in Friday's Telegram.