September 20, 2000

Worker Injured After Two-Story Fall

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A construction worker fell off the roof of Teagle Hall yesterday while doing repair work. The 22-year-old was taken off the scene in stable condition, according to Linda Grace-Kobas, director of Cornell News Services.

“It appeared at the scene that he may have suffered a broken arm and leg,” she said.

The worker was doing repair work on the roof of the building when the accident occurred. He was not immediately identified because he is not a University employee.

“It did not appear to be life-threatening, but you never can tell,” Grace-Kobas said.

The worker fell two stories at around noon yesterday and was conscious at the time he was airlifted by a Guthrie-1 helicopter to a nearby medical center.

Campus police, Cornell Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Ithaca fire department responded to the scene.

Repair work for the building was being handled by the outside construction company, Charles-Evans Roofing in Elmira.

The accident is currently being investigated according to the Cornell Police Department.

Archived article by Beth Herskovits