Man killed in Edgewood construction accident

A man died Tuesday after he fell three stories in a construction accident in Edgewood, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The man was identified Wednesday as Ronald Smith, 61, of Black Diamond.

Smith was on the third story of an apartment building under construction when he fell onto concrete below, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The accident happened about 1 p.m. in the 2100 block of 104th Avenue Court East. The building under construction is part of an apartment complex called The Arbors at Edgewood, Troyer said.

East Pierce Fire & Rescue medics were taking the man to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma when he died, Troyer said.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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