Worker falls from building at Miami Beach construction site, police say

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor , Derek Shore - Reporter

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A worker died Friday after falling from a building at a construction site in Miami Beach, authorities said.

The incident was reported at the second residential tower being working on at the Faena Residences and Hotel complex on Collins Avenue and 35th Street.

Local 10 News was told that the worker fell 10 stories, although authorities have not confirmed that detail.

People in the area said they heard a loud thud, but didn't know anything was wrong until police and fire rescue crews arrived.  

Authorities said the worker was loaded into an ambulance, but died before he could be taken to a hospital. 

Northbound and southbound traffic on Collins Avenue was diverted as authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding the death. 

No other details were immediately released.

 

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