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Worker falls from 13th floor to her death at West Palm Beach construction site

23-year-old woman worked for flooring company
Posted at 4:01 PM, May 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-28 20:56:46-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Miami-Dade County woman died Saturday morning when she fell from the 13th floor of a West Palm Beach luxury condominium that is under construction.

Shortly before 9 a.m., West Palm Beach police and fire-rescue received a call from the site of La Clara Palm Beach at 1515 S. Flagler Drive about a worker who had fallen to her death.

Officers discovered the body of Yamileth Martinez-Ponce, 23, on the second-floor landing.

Detective said she was working for a flooring company installing flooring in one of the units when she fell from the balcony.

West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles said no one directly observed her fall, but other workers saw her fall in their peripheral vision.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Worker falls 13 stories to her death at West Palm Beach construction site