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UPDATED: Name released of worker who died in Cedar Rapids

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Police say a man working on the top of the new Federal Courthouse in Cedar Rapids has died after falling from the roof area.  Emergency crews were called to the building Tuesday afternoon, where they found the man's body at 2:37 p.m.

Wednesday, Ryan Companies Construction identified the worker as Terry Simmons, 46, of Iowa City.  Simmons was an 8 year non-union employee of the company.  Ryan Cos. says work on the courthouse project will be halted all day Wednesday, as OSHA investigates what happened.  There's no indication just yet if safety measures failed.  If that is the case, Ryan Co. says it will review its procedures to keep workers safe on the job.

Stay with KWWL for continuing developments on this story.

 

 

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