Worker killed in construction accident at Bellevue College

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BELLEVUE, Wash. - A construction worker was killed in an accident at Bellevue College.

Bellevue police said the worker was on a ladder on the fourth story of the new Health Sciences Building when he fell about 50 feet about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Police said the 31-year-old man died at the scene.

The man had a safety harness on, but it is not known if it had been attached to anything when he fell.

"(Witnesses) said he was on a ladder, fell from that ladder and down several stories to the ground below. Officers are investigating and talking to those witnesses to see exactly what happened in this case," said Bellevue Officer Seth Tyler.

The company doing the work is Bayley Construction, but the man who died was working for subcontractor Evergreen Erectors, Inc.,  the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries said.

An L & I spokesman said Evergreen was cited for two serious safety violations related to forklift operations in 2013, but received no citations during a safety inspection in 2012.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is investigating the accident.

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