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Baylor Stadium Construction Worker Dies in Accident

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014  |  Updated 1:24 PM CDT
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Baylor Stadium Construction Worker Killed

Flickr/Rita Hogan

Photo of Baylor's new football stadium taken by Rita Hogan on Jan. 15, 2014.

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A Baylor University stadium construction worker has been treated for hypothermia after a Brazos River accident in which a fellow employee died.

Waco police on Wednesday identified the fatality as 55-year-old Jose Dario Suarez, from Manor.

Police on Tuesday afternoon responded to a possible drowning during near-freezing temperatures. Two men working on a pedestrian bridge over the river were pulled into the water when some construction lift equipment fell from a floating dock.

Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said both men were harnessed to the equipment. One man unfastened his safety harness and made it to the surface. He was treated and released from a hospital.

Swanton said Suarez was still attached to the equipment by his harness when divers found his body Tuesday night.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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