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Electrician in Critical Condition After Falling 12 Stories

October 10, 1989

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ A worker fell 12 stories from the roof of an office building, crashing through a glass atrium and striking another person before landing on a table in a basement cafeteria.

Troy Livingston, 24, an electrician who had been working on a neon sign atop the Medical Center Tower I, was in critical condition after the fall Monday, said Nita Dotson, nursing supervisor at St. Luke’s Lutheran Hospital.

As he fell, Livingston hit a 23-year-old man sitting near the second-floor landing, said police Sgt. Pat Kilough.

The man, whose identity was withheld, was in stable condition at St. Luke’s.

″My eyes just trailed him right down until he hit the floor,″ said Jerry Fosselman, who was eating lunch in the cafeteria.

″There were some ladies screaming downstairs pretty bad,″ said Oscar Gallegos, another witness. ″It was chaotic. There were people all over. There were doctors and nurses all over.″

Livingston finished work on the sign, took off his safety harness, and was walking backward, gathering rope, when he fell, Kilough said.

″He backed right over the edge of the building,″ Kilough said.

Livingston landed on a table, then bounced onto the floor.

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