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Contract worker dies finishing remodel project at St. Ambrose University

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.