Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Monday Bellevue Police and Fire units were dispatched to a report of an accident at a construction site at the Health Sciences building at Bellevue College. When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old man dead from injuries sustained in a fall. The man had been a worker at the construction site. Detectives are currently investigating this incident and working to notify the family of the deceased.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the worker was working on a ladder on the fourth floor of the building prior to the accident, and may have fallen from the ladder. The victim fell approximately 50 feet to the ground below.
The state Department of Labor and Industries has responded, and is conducting an investigation into the man's safety equipment, as well determining whether safety procedures and protections at the site were in compliance with all laws and regulations.
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