Worker dies at Joann Fabrics early Wednesday morning
Police say a man died while working at a Hillsboro Joann Fabric and Craft store early Wednesday morning.
According to Bruce Montgomery, a spokesman with the Hillsboro Fire Department, paramedics were called to Joann Fabrics, 7270 N.E. Butler St., at about 3:40 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, after receiving reports a man was experiencing cardiac arrest.
When paramedics arrived, they discovered the man unresponsive on a scaffold. Montgomery said the man was a subcontractor hired to replace lighting fixtures at the store.
Another worker was performing chest compressions on the patient when paramedics arrived, Montgomery said. Hillsboro firefighters were able to get the man to the ground and continue treatment. He died at the scene.
The man's name has not been released. According to Hillsboro Police spokesman Lt. Henry Reimann, the man lived out of state. He was 28 years old.
Contractors had been at the site for two days working on the lighting, Montgomery said.
Reimann said the man's death was not suspicious in nature, but it's unclear what caused the man's death. An autopsy will be conducted by the Oregon Medical Examiner's Office.