Worker dies after fall from U.Md. building under construction

WASHINGTON — 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.”

Below is a map with the location near the incident:

WTOP’s Sarah Beth Hensley contributed to this report.


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