Employee dies after falling down stairs

April 27, 2011

Indianapolis police say an employee at a fruit distributor fell down a flight of stairs and died of his injuries. Estevan Cruz, 49, of Indianapolis, died about 2 a.m. Tuesday at Community East Hospital. Cruz's boss at the Indianapolis Fruit Co. told officers that Cruz came to work intoxicated and stumbling about 1 a.m. Tuesday, and she sent him home. Police say an employee was escorting Cruz from the business when he collapsed at the top of a short stairwell and stumbled down the steps.