Constuction worker dies after fall on the Eckerd College Campus
St. Petersburg Police are currently on scene of the Eckerd College Campus at 4200 54th Avenue South. They received the call for service about 9:20 am Thursday morning.
It appears that a 60 year old male construction worker employed by Universal Control, an electrical contractor, was working on top of a catwalk inside the auditorium named the Bininger Preforming Arts Building.
The worker appears to have fallen from the catwalk which is about 30 feet onto the auditorium floor below.
Paramedics arriving on scene found the worker in cardiac arrest and he was transported by Sunstar to Bayfront Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
It is not clear yet whether the worker suffered a medical episode which may have contributed to the fall or if there was some other cause. Nothing has been found which might suggest an equipment or structural failure.
One confirmation has been received that next of kin has been notified the worker’s name will be released.
Information obtained from St. Petersburg Police.