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Worker Killed After Falling 28 Feet From Construction Site

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A construction worker fell 28 feet and died from a site in Westlake today.

An employee at a construction site at 2968 W. Sixth St. fell 28 feet to his death today at about 1:30 p.m., LAFD Spokesman Brian Humphrey told City News Service. The victim has yet to be identified.

According to Urbanize LA, the address is the future site of a seven-story development containing 399 apartments and ground floor retail space.

Update, 5 p.m.: Initial reports said that the worker fell 40 feet. The LAFD later confirmed it was 28 feet. The victim fell from scaffolding onto a pile of concrete in an underground pit. Cal-OSHA is investigating the scene.