- Associated Press - Saturday, January 16, 2016

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A 39-year-old Wheeling man inspecting an elevator shaft fell to his death.

Wheeling police identified the victim of Friday’s fatal fall as Kevin Purpura. He was conducting an inspection of a six-story building on 16th and Main streets, according to media reports.

Developers who are transforming the building into apartments identified the South Wheeling man as a subcontractor.

Wheeling police said they believed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating the accident.

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