Man killed in Baylor stadium construction accident

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A construction worker has been killed at the site of Baylor University's new football stadium, the Waco Tribune reported.

The incident occurred on Tuesday when a boom being used on the construction of a bridge that will connect the new McLane stadium to the rest of Baylor University campus collapsed.

According to Waco police sergeant W. Patrick Swanton two workers were attached to the boom which was situated above the river when the boom collapsed suddenly and fell into the river just after 4 p.m on Tuesday afternoon.

One man was able to unharness himself from the instrument and was pulled from the water. 

He is currently being treated for hypothermia at Providence Health Center, the police sergeant said.

Rescue teams searched for the other worker but at 8.17 p.m he was pulled from the river and pronounced dead.

The identity of the deceased has not been made public as officials must first verify him and then inform relatives.

The incident at the $260 million construction project is being classified as an industrial accident by the Waco Police.

The project is due for completion in August.

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