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(NEWSER) – It was the tragically wrong place at the wrong time for 58-year-old construction worker Gary Anderson yesterday morning, when he pulled up to a 50-story apartment building under construction in Jersey City, NJ, to deliver sheetrock.

He parked, poked his head into a vehicle to talk to someone, and then pulled it back out again. At that very moment a 1-pound tape measure slipped off a contractor's belt 50 stories above, hit some construction equipment about a dozen feet off the ground, and then ricocheted onto Anderson's head, reports WNBC-TV.

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