UPDATED: June 5, 2015 5:41 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A construction worker at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture has died following an accident on the museum’s roof, Clark Construction Group says.
The victim has since been identified as 35 year-old Ivan Smyntyna of Roswell, Georgia.
D.C. Fire and EMS officials say crews responded to the 1400 block of Constitution Avenue NW around 1 p.m. Wednesday and removed the worker from the roof, where he’d been caught in a scaffolding collapse. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The 400,000-square-foot museum between the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History is under construction and expected to open next year.
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