Construction worker dies after falling from Wilshire Grand tower

Man fell 53 stories from what will be the tallest building in the West

TRD LOS ANGELES /
Mar.March 17, 2016 03:30 PM

A construction worker died today in Downtown Los Angeles after falling 53 stories from the Wilshire Grand tower, the Los Angeles Times reports.

He fell while working on the 53rd floor of the project that will be the West Coast’s tallest skyscraper once it’s completed.

The male worker was pronounced dead at the scene near 624 South Figueroa Street. His body had struck the back of a car that was driving on Figueroa.

Workers at Wilshire Grand are required to wear tethering harnesses, but the man was seen without one, witnesses told the Times.

Following the man’s death, Turner Construction Company, which manages the construction site, brought everyone down from the tower and shut the site down. Foremen were asked to conduct head counts.

The $1.2 billion Wilshire Grand Center, developed by Korean Area, is slated to be completed next year. When finished, it will outshine Downtown L.A.’s U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. [LAT] – Hannah Miet


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Korean Air chairman and CEO Walter Cho Won-tae and the Wilshire Grand Center at 900 Wilshire Boulevard (Credit: Jae Joon Lee via Wikipedia and Fredchang931124 via Wikipedia)

Korean Air eyes sale of Wilshire Grand

Korean Air eyes sale of Wilshire Grand
CEO of Related Companies Jeff T. Blau, and a rendering of the project (Credit: Related)

Grand ambitions: Related’s DTLA megaproject hits halfway mark

Grand ambitions: Related’s DTLA megaproject hits halfway mark
Justin Myers, Vice President of Atlas Hospitality

Study: California hotel construction outlook is bleak

Study: California hotel construction outlook is bleak
Mack Real Estate Chairman Paul Keller and renderings of the project (Credit: CallisonRTKL)

Mack and AECOM reveal details for 51-story DTLA tower

Mack and AECOM reveal details for 51-story DTLA tower
Jose Huizar and a rendering of the project (Getty, City Market LA)

Huizar-tied community benefits fund linked to DTLA megaproject faces scrutiny

Huizar-tied community benefits fund linked to DTLA megaproject faces scrutiny
A rendering of Times Mirror Square

Onni Group’s Times Mirror Square project clears major hurdle

Onni Group’s Times Mirror Square project clears major hurdle
712 Olive St. (Credit: Google Maps)

Lawsuits force Atlas Capital’s DTLA project to chart new path

Lawsuits force Atlas Capital’s DTLA project to chart new path
Alicia Silverstone from the film 'Clueless', 1995, and a rendering of the Beverly Center (Credit: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images, and Beverly Center via Los Angeles Times)

For LA’s malls, lawsuits could be the next crisis

For LA’s malls, lawsuits could be the next crisis
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...