Worker Dies After Falling Off Building at UVM


A worker died Thursday morning after falling off a building at a construction site at the University of Vermont, according to officials.

UVM spokesperson Jeff Wakefield said a man, who has not been identified, was working at a new residence hall when he fell ‘from a significant height’ at 6:40 a.m.

The man, in his 50s, was transported to UVM Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say he was wearing safety equipment.

Work was halted until further notice after the fatal fall.

An investigation is underway.

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