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Officials identify worker who fell down elevator shaft

December 20, 2018

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Officials have identified the construction worker who died after falling down an elevator shaft in Massachusetts as 41-year-old Carlos Ortiz.

The Essex district attorney’s office says Ortiz was working on the roof of a nine-story building in Haverhill Tuesday morning when he fell.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ortiz worked for Progressive Roofing of Haverhill.

A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office says state police and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

Haverhill is located on the New Hampshire state line.

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