Construction worker who fell 20-30 feet on Purdue’s campus ID’d


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A construction worker was injured after falling off a catwalk at a work site on Purdue University’s campus Tuesday.

Purdue officials said the incident happened near the Electrical Engineering Building around 8:30 a.m. University police and fire departments responded to a report of an injured construction worker, identified as Tom Southern, who fell 20-30 feet from a catwalk at the Duncan Annex site.

Southern was first taken to IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. According to a representative with the construction company, Southern was then taken to an Indianapolis hospital.

The construction company said an active investigation into the incident is underway.

University officials said the upper portion of the Duncan Annex is undergoing renovations into office space, which is part of a larger multibuilding project within the College of Engineering.

News 18 will continue to follow this developing story and have updates as details becomes available.