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Architect gets dizzy on roof of building, falls to his death

Posted at 1:12 PM, Sep 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-17 13:35:46-04

The wife of an architect who fell to his death from a New York City skyscraper says her husband tripped and fell just after finishing up some work on the rooftop.

Authorities are investigating Bruno Travalja's death on Thursday afternoon. The 52-year-old Ridgewood, New Jersey, resident was the owner of Crowne Architectural Systems in North Bergen, New Jersey. Police say he fell after apparently getting dizzy.

But his wife, Alexis Travalja, says the firm's staff said he had misstepped and tripped.

She says he had taken his harness off because he was done after taking some measurements.

She said she and her husband started the firm that builds windows and curtain walls in their basement 11 years ago.

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