Man dies after falling off building at DeCresente Distributing in Mechanicville

MECHANICVILLE – A man has died after state police say he fell off a building at DeCrescente Distributing Company in Mechanicville.

It happened just before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the 36-year-old man was working with a subcontractor, and fell 30 to 40 feet. However, they did not elaborate on what they were doing.

DeCresente released the following statement on Wednesday afternoon:

"This morning, a fatal accident occurred involving an employee of a contractor working on the DeCrescente warehouse expansion project in Mechanicville. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the person who passed away. State Police and emergency personnel responded promptly and remain on the scene. Safety is the number one priority of both companies, and we will work with authorities to conduct a thorough review of the incident."