From the Daily News:
A hardhart fell to his death Thursday from the fifth story of a building under construction in Brooklyn, officials said.
The death of construction foreman Luis Zaruma, 36, of Williamsburg stunned his family, who recalled the dedicated worker offering a cheerful "good morning" as he left for the job site at 7 a.m. Thursday.
"He was a hardworking man and a loving husband, a family man, a good friend," said his devastated wife, Sandra Rivera, 47, who met Zaruma shortly after he emigrated from his native Ecuador a decade ago.
Zaruma, who worked for Roth Metal Works, according to his family, fell from the fifth story of a residential building under construction on Bedford Ave. in Clinton Hill around 3:40p.m. yesterday, according to the NYPD and the Buildings Department.
Officials said the cause of the accident was under investigation, but a Buildings Department spokesman said Zaruma "was not wearing a safety harness."