- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Cullman say they believe a man whose body was found at a construction site fell to his death.

Local news media report that police and firefighters were sent to the site of a new hotel just after 7 a.m. Tuesday after construction workers found the body. Assistant Police Chief Craig Green tells Al.com the body was in a pit in an isolated area of the site.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Green said investigators believe the man fell during the night.

Authorities weren’t sure how far he fell but said his injuries were consistent with a fall. An autopsy has been requested.

Green said the man is from Cullman and wasn’t authorized to be on the site.

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