Worker Dies From Fall In Downtown Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Police have identified the man who fell from his construction site yesterday as Michael Dean Patterson, age 47 from Norwalk. He sadly died from injuries he sustained last night, in what appears to be a workplace accident.
KCRG reports on Monday evening emergency crews responded to reports of a person laying in the alleyway between United Fire Group's buildings at 110 and 118 2nd Avenue SE. They found Patterson and transported him to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead later Monday evening.
Police say it appeared that Patterson had fallen off of a beam while working on a construction project. He was employed by Architectural Wall Systems, a contractor on the project for United Fire Group's building renovations.
The accident will be investigated by the employer, and likely by the Iowa Division of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Patterson.