Worker falls to his death inside 15-story building

525 University in downtown Palo Alto. Post file photo.

By the Daily Post staff

A construction worker died this morning after falling down a shaft inside the tallest building in downtown Palo Alto, the 15-story office plaza at 525 University Ave., according to police.

The name of the victim, a man in his 40s, hasn’t been disclosed.

Police got a call at 12:34 a.m. reporting that a worker had fallen down a shaft inside the building during overnight construction work. Police and fire medical personnel responded and took the man to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Police said there is no evidence that any crime occurred. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the circumstances of the death, as is standard in any industrial fatality.