- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A construction worker has died in Chattanooga while working inside a building that is being renovated.

The Chattanooga Fire Department said firefighters carried the man down nine floors because the elevators in the building weren’t working. The fire department said in a news release that Chattanooga police are investigating what happened.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (https://bit.ly/1ShMumI ) said witnesses told investigators that a coworker tried to revive the man with CPR after the accident Tuesday morning but was unsuccessful. Firefighters also tried CPR but couldn’t revive him.

The man hasn’t been identified.

The newspaper archives indicate the 13-story office building is being turned into an apartment building. The project is headed by Heritage Land and Development Co.

The newspaper said company officials were not immediately available for comment.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com

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