Worker Dies After 17 Foot Fall at Alaska Construction Site

March 9, 2012

A worker has died after falling 17 feet from a platform at a construction site for a new Anchorage, Alaska, power plant.

The Anchorage Daily News reports Paul Ackerman was injured Monday.

The project contractor, Quebec-based SNC-Lavalin, says the 47-year-old Ackerman died Tuesday at an Anchorage hospital.

Ackerman was a foreman and a member of Local 375 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union of Fairbanks. His brother says Ackerman has an 11-year-old son.

The contractor and state officials are both investigating the accident.

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