TORONTO -- The Toronto fire department says a construction worker has died after plunging 55 floors off a downtown building.

Capt. Mike Strapko says the man was on the 70th floor of a building at 388 Yonge Street when he fell off it around noon, dropping 181 metres before landing on the 15th floor rooftop of an adjacent building.

Strapko says the man was found a distance of 24 metres away from the building he fell from.

Strapko says police and emergency officials are at the scene.

He says the Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate.