Construction worker dies after accident at Chester Avenue construction site

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CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has been called out to a construction site at a Cleveland State University renovation project.

According to Wes Cotter, spokesman for Gilbane construction company, a pipe fitter was working on the Fenn Hall renovation project on the campus of Cleveland State University, part of the school of engineering.

Around 2:15 pm, a piece of sheet metal fell from the exterior of the building and struck him.

Paramadics treated the 56-year-old man, but he died at the scene.

Cotter says “the company’s thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

The site, at 23rd and Chester Avenue, is a CSU engineering building.

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