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Worker Killed in Fall at St. Jude

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In a construction accident on Tuesday, a worker fell 40 to 60 feet to his death at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Construction officials refused to release any details about the accident victim. The only information they would say is the woker fell 40 to 60 feet and that the victim worked for a masonry subcontractor.

“We are saddened by the loss, but we know very little at this point,” Skanska USA vice president of operations Tim York said. “There is an ongoing investigation with the local authorities as well as our safety people.”

The worker was working on a new patient care center. A St. Jude spokesman, said the 300,000 square foot, six story building is being built to house radiological sciences while providing space for future expansions.