LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say a construction worker has fallen 50 stories to his death from a skyscraper being built in Downtown Los Angeles.
Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says the man plunged from the unfinished tower on South Figueroa Street Thursday and hit the back of a passing car.
Stewart says the driver didn't appear to be injured but she was taken to a hospital for examination.
The death occurred at the construction site of Wilshire Grand Center, which will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
A ceremony was held earlier this month when the top beam was hoisted into place on the 73rd floor.
The $1 billion office and hotel tower is expected to open in early 2017.