WASHINGTON, DC — A worker fell from a building under construction on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, Thursday and died.
Prince George’s County Fire and EMS responded Thursday afternoon to a building under construction at the University of Maryland near the intersection of Campus Drive and Route 1, where they said the worker fell from an upper floor.
The site is off Paint Branch Drive. Police are asking people to avoid the area while they investigate.
Police have not released any additional details about the victim or what led to the fall.
University of Maryland Vice President of Administration & Finance Carlo Colella said the university’s police department and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health will investigate the incident.
“The university community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a construction contractor working on campus today,” Collella said in a statement. “We extend our heartfelt condolences.”
A construction contractor died Thursday after falling off a building under construction at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, police said.
Francois Odil Dishmey Kelly fell while working from an upper floor of the building on the 8100 block of Paint Branch Drive, University Police said in a statement. Officers responded to the site at 1:14 p.m.
Police are investigating the death and do not suspect foul play.
"The university community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a construction contractor working on campus today. We extend our heartfelt condolences," said Carlo Colella, Vice President of Administration and Finance at the university, in an email statement. ================
Worker Killed After Falling Down Elevator Shaft at University of Maryland College Park
A worker was killed after falling down an elevator shaft Thursday afternoon on the University of Maryland College Park campus, authorities said.
The worker fell down a shaft at a building under construction on Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Campus Drive, said Mark Brady, spokesman for Prince George's County Fire & EMS.
The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and Prince George's County Fire & EMS responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. and found the worker's body.
Police have identified him as Francois Odil Dishmey Kelly.
"We ask that you keep Mr. Dishmay Kelly's family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," UMPD said in a statement.
Police do not suspect foul play in Kelly's death.
"The university community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a construction contractor working on campus today," Carlo Colella, vice president of administration and finance, said in a statement. UMPD and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health will investigate, Colella said