DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A contractor was killed while working on a project at St. Ambrose.
A statement from St. Ambrose said that the worker died Wednesday morning, September 26 while working in the Galvin Fine Arts Center.
Police confirmed that they were called to a workplace accident at St. Ambrose shortly before 10:40 a.m. The worker involved in the accident was 45-year-old Timothy Cook from Davenport. He had injuries "consistent with a fall."
The worker had been finishing a remodel of the stage lights in the center, according to Craig DeVrieze, St. Ambrose's Director of Communications.
"Our university's thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family," said a statement from the university.
The statement said Cook was an outside contractor and was not an employee of the university.