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Construction Worker Falls Into River, Dies in Philadelphia

Officials say the worker's hard hat was seen floating in the water and his car was still parked nearby.

Fri January 15, 2016 - Northeast Edition
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Police in Philadelphia say a construction worker has died after he fell into the Delaware River on the job.
Police in Philadelphia say a construction worker has died after he fell into the Delaware River on the job.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say a construction worker has died after he fell into the Delaware River on the job.

Chief Inspector Scott Small says officers were called to Pier 78 in south Philadelphia after 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The man had been working at the pier when he disappeared. His hard hat was seen floating in the water and his car was still parked nearby.

A police marine unit found the man around 9:30 p.m. The man, whose age wasn't released, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

His death is under investigation.