Accident claims life of construction worker on IU’s campus


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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University has confirmed a construction worker has died following an accident today on campus.

During work on Swain Hall, which is currently being renovated, the university said an “unfortunate accident” claimed the life of a male construction worker.

The accident happened inside the building. It is located on 3rd St. directly south of the Kirkwood Observatory.

Indiana University sent the following statement regarding the incident:

“An workplace accident this afternoon has resulted in the death of a worker for the contractor on the renovation of Swain Hall, located on 3rd street. The accident killed an adult male in an isolated part of Swain Hall at around 2:50 p.m. There were no other injuries.

We offer our sympathy to the victim’s family, friends, and co-workers on the project.”


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