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BREAKING NEWS — Worker Falls To His Death At Courthouse Hotel

by ARLnow.com — July 21, 2010 at 11:59 am 1,785 5 Comments

A worker has fallen to his death at the Arlington Court Suites Hotel in Courthouse. The incident is being investigated as an “industrial accident,” according to Arlington police spokesperson Det. Crystal Nosal. It is the second death from a fall in Arlington in as many days.

The worker fell seven stories, through a glass atrium and into the hotel’s front lobby. No word yet on how the worker fell, but ironwork appears to have been underway on four balconies above the atrium.

A pickup truck from Newington, Va.-based Hallmark Iron Works was parked outside the hotel.

“Out of respect for the family, we will offer no comment,” said a woman who answered the phone at the company’s headquarters.

Police say the victim was a 35-year-old man. Co-workers told WUSA9 that he was a new father. They also said that the man’s safety harness had been bothering him today, and that he was apparently not tied in.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

WARNING: Readers may find some photos (after the link) disturbing.

  • Catalina

    What a terrible accident and odd coincidence. Thoughts go out to the family of both victims (yesterday and today).

    • Katie

      Ditto. Gosh…

  • Let’s Be Free

    My God. This reminds me of the ending of the “Twilight Zone” “Most Unusual Camera” episode that gave me nightmares as a young lad. Please let it all mercifully come to an end.

  • Courthound

    How sad. Less than a block from my house.

  • heartbroken family

    we are very sad about what happen and we are with his family condolising each other and preparing his funeral for tomorrow he lived in woodbriodge va

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