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Construction worker dies of possible electrocution while working on Miami high-rise

A construction worker died after possibly being electrocuted while working on the elevator of a high-rise going up near Midtown Miami, according to Miami Fire Rescue.

The man’s identity hasn’t been released yet.

Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said a call of a possible electrocution brought units to a construction site at Northeast 30th Street and First Avenue after noon. The foreman told fire-rescue workers the man was working on the interior elevator electrical system when he stopped breathing and collapsed.

Co-workers started CPR, which is what they were doing when Miami Fire Rescue arrived. He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center two miles away, and died there soon after.

The foreman shut down work for the day, Carroll said. The Fire Marshal, City of Miami building officials and Miami police, likely soon joined by he Occupational Safety Health Administration, are investigating.

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