Construction worker falls to death from Florida condo

A 23-year-old worker died from a 13th-floor balcony of a West Palm Beach condominium, police said.

Delores Yamileth Martinez-Ponce was working for a flooring company and installing flooring at the construction site of the La Clara condominium when she fell around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the spokesperson for the city said. police Mike Jachles to the media. He said the circumstances of his downfall were not immediately clear.

“For reasons we don’t know, she apparently fell off that balcony,” Jachles said. She fell to the second floor and died at the scene, he said.

In a news release, police said Martinez-Ponce lived in Miami-Dade County and worked for Jovavesa Corp., which is a contractor for the construction project.

The police department’s homicide unit is investigating the death, he said.

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also expected to review the death.

The site housed the 1515 tower condo for decades before a controlled implosion brought the building down in 2010, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Construction of the 25-story condominiums in La Clara began in 2019 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023, the newspaper reported.

___

This story has been corrected to show the deceased worker’s name is Delores Yamileth Martinez-Ponce, not Delores Yamilety Martinez-Ponce.

Alice F. Ponder