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Dog dies after fall at construction site

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

An Iowa man says goodbye to the family dog.

He says a nearby construction project is the reason why.

Brett Nelson says his dog, 'Piper,' fell into a construction site pit next to his Des Moines home.

Piper's injuries were so severe, she had to be put down.

Nelson says the hole his dog fell into is about 13-feet deep and is only partially fenced off.

"I'm disappointed it wasn't more secured. I don't have any kids, but Piper was a kid to me... I'm just glad it didn't happen to someone's child," said Nelson.

"On With Life" owns the property under construction.

They say they didn't break any rules and don't plan on paying the vet bill.

Nelson says he does take responsibility for not having his dog on a leash.

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