- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - In a story March 18 about a construction worker who lost his footing and fell to his death in Little Rock, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Erik Rivera Pontilla worked for Kinco Constructors. Pontilla worked for Hale Steel, a subcontractor.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Man dies after fall at construction site in Little Rock

Man dies after more than 10 feet fall at construction site in downtown Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock police spokeswoman says a construction worker had lost his footing before he fell more than 10 feet while working on a steel building frame in downtown Little Rock.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis says construction workers reported hearing a thud and finding 29-year-old Erik Rivera Pontilla on the ground Tuesday. He had been working on the second level of the structure.

Pontilla was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Davis says investigators do not suspect foul play in Pontilla’s death.

Kinco Constructors Vice President Keith Jacks said the company suspended work at the site after Pontilla’s death. He says the site likely will remain closed on Wednesday. Pontilla worked for Hale Steel, a subcontractor on the project.


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