Worker at Collegiate dies in concrete saw mishap

Worker at Collegiate dies in concrete saw mishap

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico Police say a worker has died on a construction site at Collegiate School.

The incident happened Monday afternoon on the lower school campus of the private school on North Mooreland Road. According to a representative of the company working on construction of a new cafeteria, the worker involved in the incident was using a concrete saw when he was "cut severely."

Henrico Police said officers arrived at Collegiate around 2:20 p.m. Monday, where they found the construction worker who had died. His identity is being withheld pending notification of family members, but police said foul play is not suspected in his death.

A spokesman for Conquest, Moncure & Dunn, the contractors working on campus, said, "Thoughts and prayers go out to their family during these difficulties." The man who died was a mason who worked for an Ashland-based company, Breedlove Masonry, according to the spokesman. That spokesman also said two other workers who witnessed the incident reacted quickly, administering CPR to the man and applying pressure to his wound.

Collegiate School acknowledged an accident had happened on campus in a post to its Facebook page, saying, "A construction-related accident involving a member of the construction crew has occurred on Collegiate's campus this afternoon." The statement went on to say that the accident required the school to make some changes to where parents could pick up students attending the school's SummerQuest camp, as well as the school's Extended Care program.

"Thank you for your understanding and cooperation," the school's statement concluded. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the crew member's family and colleagues."

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