The Latest: Suicide considered in fatal skyscraper plunge
Mar. 18, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of an electrician who fell from the 53rd floor of an unfinished Los Angeles skyscraper (all times local):
The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating an electrician's fatal fall from the 53rd floor of an unfinished downtown skyscraper as both a possible suicide and a workplace accident.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says any time someone dies at a construction site it has to be looked at in a work-related way. But Winter says police and co-workers described Thursday's death as a suicide.
Winter identified the worker as 36-year-old Joseph Sabbatino of Palmdale.
The man fell from the Wilshire Grand Center tower into a street, striking a car.
Winter says the autopsy is pending and the investigation is ongoing.