1 dead, 3 injured in Yale construction accident

The News Leader

September 14, 2010 4:05:25 AM PDT
A steel beam has collapsed at a Yale University construction site, killing one person and injuring three others.

New Haven mayor's office spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga says four people were trapped when the beam fell Monday morning.

Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesman Mark D'Antonio tells The Hartford Courant that one of the victims later died at the hospital.

Two remain at Yale-New Haven Hospital, one in critical condition and the other in serious condition.

A third person is being treated at the Hospital of Saint Raphael for injuries considered not life-threatening.

The names of the victims' haven't been released.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and New Haven officials are investigating.


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