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Fort Worth construction worker dies from injuries

FORT WORTH -- A construction worker died Saturday from injuries he suffered after falling off a building in far north Fort Worth, authorities said.

Juan Zarate, 21, of Fort Worth, stepped in a “covered hole” and fell Friday morning while working on a building under construction at North Tarrant Parkway and Park Vista Boulevard, said Linda Anderson, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

Zarate was taken by helicopter ambulance to John Peter Smith hospital where he died at 3 a.m. Saturday.

He died of blunt trauma to the head, according to the medical examiner.

His death was ruled an accident.