Accidental fall resulting in death

On 2/11/17 at 1544 hours, Harrisburg Police responded to the 800 block of N. 2nd Street for a male that fell from the 3rd floor balcony.  Officers arrived and found the victim, W/M/59, lying on his back.  There were two individuals attempting to provide assistance to this individual until EMS arrived.

Through the investigation it was determined that the victim was contracted to complete work in a building.  While doing the work the victim stepped out of the balcony to take a break.  He leaned against the railing that separated from the building allowing the victim to fall the three flights striking the pavement.

At this time this is ruled as an unfortunate accident.

Incident Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 3:44pm

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

17-0211-163-002

Location: 

800 Block of N. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101