Cristino Santiago Vasquez Clemente, 55, fell from the roof of the Lora Robins Residence Hall Wednesday morning, sustaining several serious injuries, according to Channel 6 WTVR in Richmond, Va. He was transported to the VCU Medical Center, where he later died.
Work at the construction site remains halted while local health and safety officials and local law enforcement investigate the incident.
“It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of the passing yesterday morning of an employee of a subcontractor who fell from the roof while working at the Lora Robins residence hall construction site. Our thoughts are with the family and friends," wrote University of Richmond President Ronald Crutcher in an email to the university community.