Authorities say Iowa construction worker died after 30-foot fall
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Authorities say Iowa construction worker died after 30-foot fall

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A construction worker died Thursday after falling from scaffolding while working on an interstate bridge just north of Des Moines, authorities said.

First responders found Benjamin Rivera-Avila, 56, unresponsive with a head injury. He'd fallen about 30 feet while working on an Interstate 35/80 bridge over the Des Moines River, the Polk County Sheriff''s Office said.

Rivera-Avila, of Altoona, died later at a hospital. He worked for Cramer and Associates in Grimes, authorities said.

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