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Construction Worker Dies After Five-Story Fall

A subcontractor employee died recently after a five-story fall down an elevator shaft several weeks ago. The accident was reported just before 6:30 am on August 4. The construction worker, David Smith, 31, of Jackson, was an employee of Schindler Elevator Corp. The construction manager on the project was Gilbane-Clark.

Construction on the six-story, $145 million University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business halted immediately after the accident but was expected to resume soon afterwards.

Investigators have ruled out criminal activity, but, as of early this month, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the construction manager was continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding the construction accident.

Worker dies after fall at UM construction site, Crain’s Detroit Business, August 4, 2008
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