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Source: Don Stubbings, 785-532-6412,
Steve Galitzer, 785-532-5856,
News release prepared by: Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, 785-532-1543

Monday, Aug. 1, 2011


MANHATTAN -- A construction worker died Monday after a fall at Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State University.

Zachery John Wilson, 26, of Council Grove, was doing masonry work on the east side of the stadium where restrooms are being added. Witnesses said that a wooden board on the scaffolding gave way and that he fell through about 100 feet onto the stadium's concourse.

The accident was called in at 12:27 p.m., and responders were on the scene at 12:28 p.m. They pronounced Wilson dead at the scene. Law enforcement personnel notified his next of kin shortly afterward, said Oscar Ruiz, K-State police captain.

Steve Galitzer, K-State director of public safety, said that the university would be working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as it takes over investigating the accident.

Wilson was employed by Five Star Masonry, a subcontractor of Konrath Construction Managers, which is in charge of building new restroom facilities in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.