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Man Falls To His Death At South Philly Shipyard

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) – Philadelphia police were investigating the death of a 45-year-old man at a shipyard in south Philadelphia on Sunday night.

Fire personnel were called to the scene at Pier 84 along South Columbus Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. for a confined space rescue.

According to officials, a man had fallen 100-feet into a hole in the ship. Fire officials lowered a wire basket down into the hole to rescue the victim and rushed him to Thomas Jefferson Hospital in extremely critical condition.

The man was later pronounced dead.

Reported by:  Oren Liebermann, CBS 3