Worker dies after 80 foot fall in University City

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Authorities are trying to determine how a construction worker fell to his death in University City. (WPVI)

A worker is dead after an approximate 80 foot fall at a construction site in Philadelphia's University City section.

The incident occurred around 8:10 Friday morning in the 2900 block of Chestnut Street.

That's when police say a 42-year-old man fell about 80 feet while doing construction work above.

The victim was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:43 this morning, according to police.

Authorities have not yet released information about what may have caused the man to fall.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.
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