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.

Follow WNEW on Twitter

(TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s