The Rattler

Construction Worker Collapses

A sub-contractor for Action Labor collapsed while inside the New Teaching Gym and Multipurpose Center on the fourth floor yesterday, around 9 a.m.

“Workers in the vicinity called us and we called the paramedics,” David Glusko, project manager for Turner Construction Company said.

The reason for the unnamed worker’s collapse is unknown. But despite the heat, Glusko doesn’t believe dehydration had anything to do with it.

“We provide men with waters,” Glusko said, “(There are) coolers spread all over the place.”

The incident caused traffic, said Alexandria Palmer, 19, a second year nursing major from Pensacola.

“There was a fire truck in the middle of the road,” she said, referring to Wahnish Way in front of the new gym’s construction site.

Glusko said this was the first medical emergency on the construction site. The name of the construction worker was unavailable at the time of press.

No Water In Residence Hall

Diamond and McGuin Halls were forced into chaos after a pipe burst in the residence halls.

Some residents had to brush their teeth with bottled water yesterday morning. Kaneisha Darr, 20, a sophomore entomology student from Ft. Lauderdale, was one of these residents.

“The whole building has no water and has either used bottled water to brush their teeth or used the bathroom across from Diamond and McGuin in the student union,” Darr said.

Darr said when she realized the water wasn’t running, she reported it to her resident assistant who told her the pipe had burst. She was told maintenance was working to fix the issue.

In the meantime, signs were posted around the facilities to warn students about the inconvenience.

Lamar Coleman, Director of Housing, said he wasn’t made aware of the issue. Maintenance officials were unavailable for comment at the time of press, while the Diamond Hall Resident Assistant refused to comment.