Construction

A construction worker was on the job at this site in Waterloo when he fell from the 12th floor. The Ministry of Labour says the man died from his injuries sustained in the fall. (Matthew Kang/CBC)

A construction worker has died after falling from a roof in Uptown Waterloo.

The fall occurred at around noon Friday at a building under construction at 185 King St. N.

Waterloo Regional Police detectives were on the scene Friday afternoon, but the investigation was handed over to the Ministry of Labour. 

Ministry spokesman Matt Blajer said the worker, who was employed by the firm Central Construction, was installing a masonry block on the 12th floor and died from his injuries as a result of a fall. 

The name and age of the construction worker is being withheld until his family is notified.