Worker killed in construction accident at a Potomac school

The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, is seen in this Aug. 23, 2018 photo. Montgomery County police are investigating after a worker was killed in an construction accident. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, is seen in this Aug. 23, 2018 photo. Montgomery County police are investigating after a worker was killed in an construction accident. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Montgomery County Fire and EMS crews responded to the scene of the fatal construction accident at the Heights School Aug. 23, 2018. (WTOP/Kirsti King)
Montgomery County Fire and EMS crews responded to the scene of the fatal construction accident at the Heights School Aug. 23, 2018. (WTOP/Kirsti King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Caution tape is set up near the scene of a fatal construction accident at the Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Caution tape is set up near the scene of a fatal construction accident at the Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Near the scene of a fatal construction accident at the Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Near the scene of a fatal construction accident at the Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
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The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, is seen in this Aug. 23, 2018 photo. Montgomery County police are investigating after a worker was killed in an construction accident. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Montgomery County Fire and EMS crews responded to the scene of the fatal construction accident at the Heights School Aug. 23, 2018. (WTOP/Kirsti King)
Caution tape is set up near the scene of a fatal construction accident at the Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Near the scene of a fatal construction accident at the Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. (WTOP/Kristi King)

WASHINGTON — A construction worker at a school in Montgomery County, Maryland, died in what police are calling an accident Thursday morning.

Around 8:45 a.m., police and fire crews responded to the Heights School in Potomac, 10400 Seven Locks Rd., for the report of a construction accident.

Police said 27-year-old John Thomas Moran Jr. was working outside the school moving a portable building. During the move, the building struck Moran, who died at the scene.

Montgomery County police are continuing to investigate the accident and said the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Department was notified and is assisting in the ongoing investigation.

WTOP’s Kristi King and Anna Isaacs contributed to this report.


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