08/23/2013 01:36 EDT | Updated 10/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Construction worker dies after fall from downtown building

A male construction worker has died after falling 20 metres from a worksite onto the roof of a nearby building, Toronto EMS said.

The incident occured near the corner of Yonge and College streets shortly after 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday.

EMS said they were having difficulty reaching the man because the roof area he landed on was believed to be unstable.

The man was later pronounced dead on scene.