The University community expresses its most sincere condolences to the many family members,friends and co-workers of the late Curtis Dodd, who was fatally injured at the University of Lethbridge residence construction site on November 14.
Dodd, age 31 and an employee of Zero Gravity Cranes and Rigging, was well known to the U of L Campus facilities staff as one of their key contacts and had worked on campus at a number of jobsites.
He is survived by his parents, sister and his common-law spouse.
Information about a memorial service will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Additional information can be found in this story from the Lethbridge Herald.
November 15, 2012
Yesterday afternoon, a worker was fatally injured in an accident that occurred at the University of Lethbridge residence construction site.
The deceased is not an employee of the U of L, however, many in our campus community may have been affected by this accident or have personal and professional connections with the individual, his family, friends or co-workers.
Employees are reminded that confidential, professional, grief or trauma counselling is available from our Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Human Solutions.
Services are provided by phone, online or local face-to-face meetings. To make arrangements, please contact Homewood Solutions directly by phone at any time, day or night, at 1-800-663-1142 or submit an online request at https://www.homewoodhumansolutions.com/contact/request.aspx <https://www.homewoodhumansolutions.com/contact/request.aspx>.
Counselling Service offer similar services to U of L students and recent graduates. These services are offered for free. To make an appointment, please call 403-317-4551 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 14 2012
On Wednesday, November 14, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a worker was fatally injured in an accident that occurred at the University of Lethbridge residence construction site. The deceased is not a U of L employee. At this time no further details are known.
U of L officials are working with emergency responders, construction contractors and are cooperating with relevant agencies. The U of L has made available its facilities for responders to this incident.
The U of L offers its sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of the deceased.
November 14 2012: Lethbridge Regional Police Service statement:
At approximately 1:13 p.m. police responded to a report that a piece of equipment had tipped over onto a male construction worker. The 31-year-old man died of his injuries.
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is also investigating.
The University of Lethbridge has been informed of the incident and are fully cooperating with the investigation.
At this time no further information will be released.
U of L Communications and Public Relations Contact:
Communications and PR Officer (403) 382-7173