City official: Worker who fell likely not wearing harness

The Department of Buildings says it appears a construction worker who died after falling about 50 feet Wednesday was not wearing a harness. Police say

BROOKYLN - The Department of Buildings says it appears a construction worker who died after falling about 50 feet Wednesday was not wearing a harness. Police say 35-year-old Louis Zaruma, of Brooklyn, was putting up steel framework for the fifth floor of a residential building on Bedford Avenue when he fell.

A Department of Buildings official says upon initial inspection, it appears Zaruma was not wearing a safety harness, though the investigation is incomplete.

Zaruma worked for Roth Metal Works. Workers for the company were on site to secure metal that was left hanging, according to one man.

AP wire reports contributed to this article.

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