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Nordstrom Store Closed by Worker Death

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Electrocution is believed to be what caused a man to fall from a ladder Friday morning inside Nordstrom in downtown Spokane. Electrocution is believed to be what caused a man to fall from a ladder Friday morning inside Nordstrom in downtown Spokane.

UPDATE/SPOKANE, WA- The Nordstrom store in downtown Spokane was closed Friday after a maintenance worker fell off a ladder and died.
   
The Spokane County medical examiner's office identified the man as 52-year-old Paul M. Inc. The medical examiner says the man died from skull fractures due to his fall from the ladder after he suffered a contact electrical burn to his left wrist. The death was ruled accidental.
   
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is investigating.

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SPOKANE, WA - Electrocution is believed to be what caused a man to fall from a ladder Friday morning inside Nordstrom in downtown Spokane.

Spokane police officers responded and pronounced the man dead.

The death is believed to be accidental, said Monique Cotton, police department spokeswoman. Washington Labor and Industries is investigating the incident as an industrial death.

Nordstrom is closed all day while the incident is investigated, a store spokeswoman said.

Spokane's medical examiner will release the identity of the deceased victim and the official cause of death following an autopsy.

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SPOKANE, WA - The Nordstrom store in downtown Spokane was closed Friday after a worker fell off a ladder and died.

Details in the case were not immediately available.

Spokane police were called to the store Friday morning and pronounced the worker dead.
The Spokane medical examiner will release the worker's identity.
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