A 35-year-old construction worker died this week after falling 40 feet and landing on a concrete slab, according to information the Arlington County Police Department released Wednesday.
At 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call regarding an unresponsive man at a construction site in the 1100 block of South Glebe Road.
The man had been walking across the top level of the building under construction when a piece of plywood gave way and he fell two stories, according to police.
The Arlington County Fire Department arrived and began administering CPR. The man was transported to Virginia Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
Police are continuing their investigation.
"Who's to say it was an accident or if someone pushed him? It still needs to go through a death investigation," police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch. "Who's to say he didn't have a dispute up there and one of his coworkers didn't push him down? We're going to investigate every death."
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also conducting an investigation, he said.
Police have identified the man but have not yet released his identity.
Sternbeck said he was not sure if the man was wearing any sort of safety harness when he fell.