Saturday, January 13, 2007


Unclothed Worker Dies After Four-Story Plunge

`A naked construction worker fell about four stories to his death early yesterday at the work site for a new downtown museum, D.C. police and fire officials said.

Joseph Oliver, 23, of La Plata was discovered about 6 a.m. in the basement elevator shaft area of the Newseum, which is being built at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, officials said. Authorities said it was unclear why he was naked.

“It appears he may have fallen from the fourth floor because there were clothes and personal belongings on that level,” said Assistant Fire Chief Larry Schultz.’

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