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Worker dies at Jacksonville University

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  A man working on a window fell to his death in the Terry Concert Hall at Jacksonville University's campus Wednesday morning.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Homicide Sergeant Shawn Coursey said a worker from Duval Glass and Mirror was working on a window approximately 25-feet in the air.

Coursey said the man, identified as 43-year-old Luis Adam Escobar in a JSO police report, reached and stretched to either cut or replace some caulking.

When he did, Coursey said the ladder became too heavy for the worker below and the ladder and worker fell.

Rescue workers rushed the worker to the Shands Jacksonville, but he died there from his injuries.

Coursey said the death is being ruled accidental.

No students were in the auditorium at the time of the accident.

JU's Vice President of Student Affairs said all classes normally held in the Terry Concert Hall are cancelled for Wednesday.

He said this is the first death involving a worker that he is aware of.


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