Posted: Oct 12, 2009 2:47 PM by Associated Press
Authorities say a construction worker has died after falling 125 feet when a tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building.
Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was properly strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says he may have free-fallen to the ground.
Ayers says the vehicle tipped over when it was over a grate on the sidewalk. Witnesses say the grate gave way.
Ayers says three other people are being treated for minor injuries from falling debris that struck their vehicles.