Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Construction worker dies in fall on Main Street project

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 4:47 PM

click to enlarge ACCIDENT SITE: At Third and Main.
  • ACCIDENT SITE: At Third and Main.

Police say Erik Rivera Pontilla, 29, of North Little Rock, died as a result of injuries in a fall on a construction project at the southeast corner of Third and Main about 2:30 p.m. today. He was working about 11 feet in the air placing bolts into steel on a beam. He lost footing, fell and struck his head on the concrete slab below. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.

Police said nobody witnessed the fall, but workers heard a "thud" and found Pontilla. A new building is going up on the site for a video production company.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Pontilla worked for Kinco a construction firm, and that OSHA would investigate the death.

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