Construction worker dies after falling from skyscraper, striking car

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LOS ANGELES — A construction worker died after falling from the 53rd floor of a tower in downtown Los Angeles, and striking a moving car, authorities said.

The worker was on his second day on the job Thursday at the Wilshire Grand Center, where the incident occurred, CNN affiliate KTLA reported.

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He landed on the rear of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

A woman driving the car was hospitalized.

Turner Construction, the company at the site, said the man was not doing anything work-related at the time of the incident.

It declined to elaborate, saying it is awaiting a coroner’s report.

“Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased,” the company said in a statement to the affiliate. “We are also sending our deepest sympathies to our loyal and dedicated workers for whom today’s tragedy is deeply saddening.”

The 73-story Wilshire Grand Center is under construction and scheduled to open next year.

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