Fairfield University

Worker Dies After Falling Through Roof at Fairfield University

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Fairfield fire officials said a worker was killed after falling through a roof on the Fairfield University campus.

Firefighters were called to the university at about 7:15 a.m. after receiving a report that a private roofing contractor fell through a skylight.

The incident happened at the Central Utilities Facility building and the worker fell about 40 feet, according to officials.

The worker, identified as a 57-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital and later died.

Police have not released the victim's name pending notification of his family.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was called in to investigate. No additional information was immediately available.

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