POLICE SAID a construction worker fell from scaffolding at a construction site in the city's Fairmount section Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead about 1:45 p.m.

Authorities said the 30-year-old unidentified Hispanic male came in contact with a live wire and fell to the ground while working on the third floor of a building under construction at 20th and Parrish streets.

A police spokeswoman said the exact cause of death was under investigation. A spokesman for the Medical Examiner's Office could not be reached for comment.

- Michael Hinkelman