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Construction worker killed after fall at Edgewater Hotel renovation site

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A construction worker was killed Monday at the site of a renovation project at the Edgewater Hotel in downtown Madison.  

Rescuers were called just after 2 p.m. to the hotel along Madison's Lake Mendota, north of the UW campus.  

The project's main contractor, J.H. Findorff and Son, said there was a "serious accident." It released almost no other details.  

The Dane County dispatch center told WKOW-TV that a call came in about somebody falling 20 feet from the hotel construction site.

Madison police and fire crews were called, along with the Dane County Medical Examiner. An investigator from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived at the site later.  

A $98 million expansion and renovation of the Edgewater Hotel began in 2012. The hotel is scheduled to re-open this summer. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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