New York Worker Dies After Ceiling Falls on Him

January 27, 2012

A construction worker has died after a ceiling collapsed on him during renovation work in a Syracuse, N.Y., office building.

Syracuse Police identify the victim as 25-year-old Steven Pallotta of Liverpool. He was working with a crew from J.S. Development in the Snow Building Wednesday. Police say Pallotta was standing on a ladder taking down a piece of concrete and lathe ceiling when a 15-by-15-foot section of ceiling fell on him.

Pallotta was taken to Upstate University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m.

The accident is being investigated by Syracuse Police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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