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Mohawk man dies in Albany scaffold fall

A Herkimer County man has died after a construction accident in Albany.

Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:11 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2020 12:42 PM

ALBANY, NY – A Herkimer County man has died after a construction accident in Albany.

Albany Police say around 4:05 p.m. Thursday 19-year-old Richard Brewer of Mohawk fell five or six stories from a scaffolding at 760 Broadway.

Police say Brewer was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. They do not suspect any foul play in this case, and the incident appears to be an accident.

The building houses a 100-unit apartment complex, which is undergoing redevelopment.

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