Heavy equipment falls on construction worker, killing him

Construction Workers
Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 11:00:00-05

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.