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Employee falls on co-worker; 1 dead, 1 injured

From our Bizarre Accidents File: When it comes to injuries involving falls from heights, your first thought probably goes to the person who fell. This story shows others are in danger from falls as well.

A worker in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, fell to his death from a building under construction.

Andrew Smith fell six stories from a platform on top of a concrete elevator shaft and died at the scene, according to The Canadian Press.

Below, John Falcon was bending over to pick up tools when Smith fell on top of him.

Now, Falcon is in the hospital with broken vertebrae in his neck, a broken jaw and a concussion.

Falcon’s wife says his hard hat saved him from more serious injuries or death.

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