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Jan. 24, 2011 (Updated at 4:37 p.m.)

UI issues statement on worker death

The University of Iowa has issued a statement regarding this morning's death of a contract worker on campus:

" It is with deep sadness that the University of Iowa learned of the death today of Kevin Dean Hammons, 52, of Washington, Iowa. He was killed while working as an employee of a private contractor on a flood recovery and mitigation project near Art Building West.

"The incident remains under investigation. Preliminary reports indicate that Hammons was working along the shore of the pond immediately south of Art Building West this morning. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

"The University extends its heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and community."

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Care Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room W319 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,