FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A worker has died after he fell through a skylight at Fairfield University Tuesday.
Fairfield police said their emergency communications center received several 911 calls around 7:15 a.m. reporting a worker fell through a skylight at the Central Utilities Facility building on the property of Fairfield University.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel found a 57-year-old man lying on the concrete floor in a semi-responsive state.
Police said he was taken to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Police said the preliminary investigation revealed he was working on the rooftop of the building when he apparently lost his balance and fell backward through a skylight on the roof. According to police, he landed on the concrete floor below, falling approximately 40 feet.
Fairfield University issued the following statement Tuesday morning:
“Fairfield University offers our prayers and deepest condolences to family and friends of the individual involved in the accident that occurred on campus earlier this morning. Fairfield University prioritizes the safety and well-being of our employees and contractors. The University is working collaboratively with all local and state organizations involved with this investigation.”Jennifer Anderson, Fairfield University Vice President of Marketing & Communications
At this time, police say foul play is not suspected, but the incident is under investigation by the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau with the assistance of OSHA.
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