police-light-bar1.jpgA construction worker who fell more than a dozen feet at a house under construction near San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital this morning has died, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The fall was reported at 10:37 a.m. at 40 Edgehill Way, where contractors were building a new three-story home.

The worker, believed to be about 50 years old, was working on scaffolding near an unfinished stairwell at the time, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

After other crew members did not see him for about 10 minutes, they went looking for him and found the man lying on the concrete below, Talmadge said.

She said the distance of the fall was estimated to be somewhere between 12 and 35 feet.

The man was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, she said. His name has not yet been released.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death but did not have additional details as of this afternoon, Cal/OSHA spokesman Greg Siggins said.

The construction company listed on the city building permit at 40 Edgehill Way is Versaggi Construction. No one from the Sonoma-based company was immediately available to comment on the incident.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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