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Man at UD rec center falls several feet

Published: Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 10:44 AM
Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 3:18 PM

Medics rushed a window-washer to Miami Valley Hospital Friday morning after he fell more than a dozen feet at the University of Dayton’s campus recreation center.

The university confirmed the man, a sub-contractor, fell in the pool area of the rec center. The facility is located on the corner of Evanston Avenue and Kiefaber Street.

Witnesses said the man was alert and conscious, but writhing in pain as he was being loaded into an ambulance. His injuries are not life-threatening.

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A coworker, Lamar Buress, spoke to News Center 7. He said the man fell as he was climbing up a ladder.

“By the time I looked … I saw him in mid-air and then he hit the ground,” Buress said. “Gravity took over.”