Baylor Releases Statement on Construction Accident

Jan. 29, 2014

WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2014) - Baylor University released the following statement today:

At approximately 3:56 p.m. yesterday, two employees of Derr and Isbell Construction working on the pedestrian bridge at McLane Stadium fell from a construction barge into the Brazos River. One of the workers was immediately taken to Providence Health Center in Waco where he was treated for hypothermia and later released. With the assistance of Morgan's Point Dive Team from Belton, Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife, Waco Police and Waco Fire Department initiated a recovery mission for the second worker and later located the body of Jose Dario Suarez who was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m.

"Our thoughts go out to the Suarez family at this terribly sad hour," said Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr. "All of Baylor Nation extends our deepest sympathies as we remember in our prayers Jose Suarez and all those whom he loved."

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