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A construction worker died after a four-story fall off the roof of a University of Richmond residence hall Wednesday morning.

Cristino Santiago Vasquez Clemente, 55, of Richmond fell off the roof of the Lora Robins Residence Hall around 9:45 a.m., a University of Richmond police spokesperson confirmed.

Clemente was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

University of Richmond President Ronald Crutcher sent an email to the university community informing them of the death.

The email also said: “ Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Cristino Santiago Vasquez Clemente, 55, of Richmond. I know our entire community extends its care and concern at this difficult time.

“Construction at the site has been halted. Health and safety officials have been notified and University staff will provide them assistance.”

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