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Worker Dies in Construction Accident at Site of UK's New Student Center

Fri January 13, 2017 - Midwest Edition

A worker died Friday morning after an accident at the construction site of the new University of Kentucky Student Center.

It happened just after 11 a.m. on the site, which is located on the Avenue of Champions, according to a news release from the school.

The construction worker was an employee of Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal of Lexington, Kentucky, the news release states.

Work at the construction site was canceled for the remainder of the day. The accident is being investigated by UK Police.

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe is expected to make a statement later today.

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