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Report: Construction Worker Dies At School

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Eckerd College's Peter H. Armacost Library (photo: Eckwriter/Wikimedia Commons)

Eckerd College’s Peter H. Armacost Library (photo: Eckwriter/Wikimedia Commons)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A construction worker has been killed in a fall on the campus of Eckerd College.

St. Petersburg police say that the man was working on a catwalk inside an auditorium when he fell on Thursday.

Officials say it’s unclear why the worker fell approximately 30 feet onto the auditorium floor.

Paramedics say the man was in cardiac arrest when they arrived. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man’s name hasn’t been released but he was identified as a 60-year-old electrical contractor.

Eckerd College is located at the southern tip of Pinellas County.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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