Man dies in industrial accident

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Man dies in industrial accident
A construction worker was killed after falling off the roof of an apartment building in Alexandria on Tuesday. (Photo/WUSA9)
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By Liana Hardy | lhardy@alextimes.com

The Alexandria Police Department reported that a construction worker fell to his death off the roof of an apartment building at the intersection of Mill Road and Dock Lane in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. at the Meridian At Eisenhower apartment complex, which is currently under construction. In response to the accident, there was a heavy police presence in the 2100 block of Mill Road.

The man, who was a part of a work crew on the roof of the building, fell four or five stories, according to APD spokesperson Marcel Bassett. He was transported to the hospital, but was announced dead on arrival.

APD is investigating the incident and will provide updates when available. Any witnesses with information about the incident should contact Detective Stephen Riley by phone at 703-746-6225, by email at stephen.riley@alexandriava.gov or call the non-emergency line at 703-746-4444.

-lhardy@alextimes.com

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