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Contractor Dies On UMBC Campus In Construction Accident

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- A subcontractor has died while working on a roof replacement project on UMBC's Commons.

Campus police and emergency services reportedly responded to the accident at 8 a.m. Monday morning.

Our media partner, The Baltimore Sun reports UMBC spokeswoman Dinah Winnick identified the man who died as 32-year-old Elmer Donaldo Felipe Gonzalez.

UMBC Vice President for Administration and Finance Lynne Schaefer said in a statement "Per health and safety protocol, an investigation of the incident is underway."

Vice President Schaefer said that the construction site has been shut down and will reopen following the investigation.

"We extend our sympathy and condolences to everyone affected by this tragic accident," said Schaefer.

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