A worker with Versaggi Construction fell to his death at a site on Edgehill Way in San Francisco on Wednesday.

A worker with Versaggi Construction fell to his death at a site on Edgehill Way in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Worker dies after falling at San Francisco construction site

A construction worker died after falling more than a dozen feet at a house under construction near San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital on Wednesday morning, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.

The fall was reported at 10:37 a.m. at 40 Edgehill Way, where a three-story home is being built. The worker, believed to be about 50 years old, was standing on scaffolding near an unfinished stairwell at the time, fire spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.

After other crew members did not see him for about 10 minutes, they went looking for him and found the man lying on the concrete below, Talmadge said. She said the distance of the fall was estimated to be somewhere between 12 and 35 feet.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died, Talmadge said. His name has not been released.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death but did not have additional details as of Wednesday afternoon, Cal/OSHA spokesman Greg Siggins said.

The construction company listed on the building permit at 40 Edgehill Way is Versaggi Construction. No one from the Sonoma-based company was immediately available to comment.

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