- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the death of an electrician who fell from the 53rd floor of an unfinished Los Angeles skyscraper (all times local):

7:45 a.m.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is investigating an electrician’s fatal fall from the 53rd floor of an unfinished downtown skyscraper as both a possible suicide and a workplace accident.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says any time someone dies at a construction site it has to be looked at in a work-related way. But Winter says police and co-workers described Thursday’s death as a suicide.

Winter identified the worker as 36-year-old Joseph Sabbatino of Palmdale.

The man fell from the Wilshire Grand Center tower into a street, striking a car.

Winter says the autopsy is pending and the investigation is ongoing.

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