A construction worker who was killed in a fall from a building in Downtown Los Angeles has been identified.
KTLA News is reporting that the name of the construction worker who was killed after he fell from the 53rd floor of the Wilshire Grand Center and landing on a passing vehicle in Downtown Los Angeles was released on Friday.
The victim, 35-year-old Joseph Sabbatino, was only on his second day on the job when he fell from the skyscraper that was under construction just after noon on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Sabbatino landed on the back of a vehicle that was heading down Wilshire Boulevard and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The woman in the vehicle was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
An investigation into the accident is currently being conducted by OSHA, however, the construction company indicated in an email that the fall was not work-related. Turner Construction Company told the Los Angeles Times that there was no reason for the worker to have been above the third floor of the high-rise to begin with.