Worker Killed in Crane Accident

June 16, 2015

A construction worker was killed in a crane accident on Penn State’s campus, reports Onward State.

Jerod Chapman, 29, was breaking down a crane to move it when another worker removed a pin. The crane swung and struck Chapman, who was later pronounced dead.

Construction will be halted so that construction management firm P.J. Dick can conduct an investigation of the accident.

Campus police have declined comment on the accident. Maccabee Industrial, the contractor for the site, could not be reached for comment.

The building under construction was being renovated to install improved cooling/heating systems, redesign the interior, update the façade and meet sustainability standards.