Marietta construction worker ID'd in deadly fall

The worker fell to his death while on the job.

ATLANTA - Atlanta Police said a construction worker died while working at a site in northeast Atlanta Wednesday morning.

JoJo Herlitz, 49, has been identified as the Batson Cook Construction worker who fell 30 feet at Masquerade Club located at 695 North Avenue.

Officers responding to the call of a person falling confirmed Herlitz was deceased prior to their arrival. Employees on scene told officers that they called 911 after Herlitz became unresponsive.

Herlitz, an independent contractor for Southeast Inspections, was a Marietta resident. There is no word on what construction project he was working on at the time of his death.

At this time, police believe there are no signs of foul play related to this incident.

In a report obtained by 11Alive, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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