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Heavy Equipment Falls on Construction Worker, Killing him

The equipment that fell onto the man weighed more than 2,000 pounds.

Mon December 07, 2015 - Southeast Edition
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MIAMI (AP) - Fire officials say a 29-year-old construction worker died when a piece of machinery that was being hoisted by a crane fell onto him as he stood on the 37th floor of a condominium building under construction in Miami.

Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll says the equipment that fell onto the man about 4 p.m. Wednesday weighed more than about 2,000 pounds.

Carroll says the man was already dead when rescue workers arrived at the site. His name has not been released.

The Miami Herald ( ) reports crews used another crane to get them man’s body down from the building, which will be 54 stories when completed.

Miami police are investigating the incident.

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