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Miami construction worker dies after 7-story fall


Published:   |   Updated: May 14, 2013 at 08:39 PM

MIAMI A worker is dead following a seven-story fall at a South Florida construction site.

Miami Fire Rescue reports that 29-year-old Corence Lawrence Gumbs was working at the BrickellHouse Monday morning when he fell. Officials say he was breathing very slowly when rescuers arrived. He was taken to a nearby trauma center in critical condition and later died.

BrickellHouse officials released a statement saying they are cooperating with authorities to find out what happened.

The Miami Herald reports that the fall remains under investigation.

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