LOS ANGELES, CA – The LAPD reports that the unidentified worker fell from the 53rd story of The Wilshire Grand, a hotel under construction, located in the 600 block of South Figueroa Street, around 12:30 p.m.
The man’s body apparently struck the back of a car that was traveling on the street, and a woman inside the vehicle was being examined by medical personnel.
A spokeswoman for Cal/OSHA described him as “an electrician from ASSI.” Workers have been told that the job site will be shut down for two days for an OSHA investigation.
Officials report that the victim did not appear to be wearing any harnessing or a hard hat in the vicinity of where he fell.
Developed by Korean Air, the high-rise structure, when completed, will overtake the U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
According to the company’s website, the building will be part of a mixed-use hotel, retail, observation decks, shopping malls and office complex, expected to revitalize downtown Los Angeles and the area surrounding the building.
(Main photo courtesy: KTLA)