Police say Erik Rivera Pontilla, 29, of North Little Rock, died as a result of injuries in a fall on a construction project at the southeast corner of Third and Main about 2:30 p.m. today. He was working about 11 feet in the air placing bolts into steel on a beam. He lost footing, fell and struck his head on the concrete slab below. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.
Police said nobody witnessed the fall, but workers heard a “thud” and found Pontilla. A new building is going up on the site for a video production company.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Pontilla worked for Kinco a construction firm, and that OSHA would investigate the death.