KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A construction worker is dead after a fall in downtown Kansas City.
The incident happened near 15th Street and Baltimore Avenue about 10 a.m. Thursday.
Police said the worker fell 18 stories at the building site of the Loews Kansas City Convention Center hotel. The worker was declared dead at the scene by EMS.
No other injuries were reported.
There were no witnesses, so police are still trying to piece together how this could have happened.
JE Dunn is the head contractor on the project. They said the worker fell from the northwest corner of the building where the windows stop.
The worker who fell was working on the eighth floor doing drywall. He worked for a subcontractor, not JE Dunn. Officials are trying to figure out why he would of left the eighth floor and how he fell.
Officials said they have safety precautions in place for anyone working near the outside of the building, and workers have to be strapped in.
Along with police investigating, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting their own investigation.
"We’re really concerned mostly for his family and the people that he worked with on his crew as well as everybody on this job site it impacts all of us greatly no matter if it’s one of us or one of our trade partners or another construction company it’s a big family," said Paul Neidlein with JE Dunn.
JE Dunn officials said this is tough for everyone affected and sent out the following statement following the incident:
"We are sad to report there has been a fatality on our project at 15th and Baltimore. We are working closely with the employer of the deceased, who is one of our subcontractors, as well as the police, as they investigate. Our thoughts are with the deceased’s family at this time."
Construction on the project has stopped for Thursday and Friday.
Tuesday afternoon, police have identified the man as 25-year-old Dakota L O'Sullivan from Lawson, Missouri and confirmed that he took his own life.