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Worker falls to death at San Antonio arena

Published On: Apr 06 2013 02:12:56 PM CDT


(AP) - A 44-year-old man who was working at a San Antonio indoor arena has fallen to his death.
The San Antonio ExpresWorker falls to death at San Antonio arenas-News reports (http://bit.ly/16CzdMH ) the man was working on a catwalk above a stage at the AT&T Center around 2 a.m. Friday when he fell 70 to 100 feet. Several others had been working to disassemble the stage.
The worker has been identified as Dean Williams of Houston.
Paul Berry, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, says Williams had been wearing a safety harness connected to a safety line. But Williams disconnected it to step around a beam, where he intended to reconnect to another safety line on the other side.
Authorities say that's when Williams lost his balance and fell.