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Contractor dies after being injured on university of Iowa job site

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- A contractor injured on the job at the University of Iowa has died from those injuries.

The university is expressing condolences for the family of 49-year-old Tom Fosdick.

He was working on a project at the Boyd Law Building. Details about how he was hurt are not clear.

Fosdick went to Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School and was a swimmer at the University of Iowa in 1979.

Fosdick's family released the following statement Wednesday:

We wish to thank our family, friends and community members for their support during this very difficult time for the Fosdick family. Your thoughts and prayers mean more to us than you can ever know. The tremendous sense of loss we felt following Tom's tragic accident has only deepened with his passing today. We are grateful that we as a family were able to say good-bye to him. We are proud to follow his wishes that his organs and tissue be donated in order to give the gift of life to others. He was a generous and caring man, and he would be happy to help others even in the face of this tragedy. Thank you again for your support. 

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