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New: Coroner reports pest control worker fell, died in crawl space Friday

9 months 4 hours 20 minutes ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 September 26, 2016 3:04 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A preliminary autopsy of a 31-year-old man who died in a building crawl space Friday found the pest control worker fell while on the job, leading to his death.

The coroner's office said Joseph Bassett died from a "fracture of the neck due to blunt force injury to the head due to a fall." The autopsy was performed Monday.

It is believed Bassett slipped and fell while working in a building near the corner of Lobdell and Jefferson Highway Friday afternoon.

Concerned people called 911 after Bassett was seen going into the crawl space and, after lengthy period of time, had still not come out. Emergency crews responding to the situation found the man dead.

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