Construction worker who died after falling several stories identified


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say the construction worker who fell several stories to his death has been identified as Ramiro Felipe, 32, of Leland.

The NC Department of Labor says Felipe was working with Marine Brothers Masonry.

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He was installing brick veneer on Friday at the Cape Fear Hotel Apartments when he fell from a tower scaffolding.

He landed on a scaffolding on the second floor.

Felipe died at the hospital.

It’s estimated he fell between five and six stories.

The Department of Labor has launched an investigation. It could take between three and six months to finish.