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January 7, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Worker killed in fall from Seattle building identified

A man who died after falling 50 feet off a building near Seattle Center on Monday has been identified as Aaron Adair, 34.

Adair, reportedly an iron worker, was on scaffolding at a building at 101 Taylor Ave. N. when he fell, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center though he was unconscious and had no pulse when medics arrived, Moore said.

Adair died of multiple fractures and internal injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Labor & Industries said the agency was investigating the incident and an inspector had been at the site all day. She said there were no recorded safety violations for North Coast Iron.

Times news partner KING-TV reported that a co-worker said the victim was on his first day of the job. Worker David Widmer told KING the man had unclipped his safety gear when moving on scaffolding on the top of the building when he tripped over a welder and fell

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: industrial accident, King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle Center


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