Editor's note: This article has been updated for accuracy purposes following of the misspelling of a source's name within the article.
Ball State University Police (UPD) responded to a construction worker falling from the side of Teachers College on Tuesday afternoon.
The worker became entangled in a rope that was transporting equipment from the ground to the roof, said Greg Fallon, chief digital marketing and communications officer for Ball State. Students who saw the accident said the man fell from around the second story of the building.
Jim Duckham, chief of UPD, said the worker was “alert,” immediately following the incident. Rachel Clark, EMS with Muncie Fire Department, said they responded to a call at 3:10 p.m. and transferred the victim to Ball Memorial Hospital.
The victim’s condition was unknown at time of publication.
Zaria Purcell, Kyra Rollo, Alicia Ulmer and Marcie Nobbe were some of the students who saw the accident. They each said the construction worker started yelling and witnesses also started yelling to the people lifting the rope.
“I hope nothing but the best and we’re all praying for him,” Purcell said.
The worker is an employee of Blackmore and Buckner Roofing Company and a crew was completing a roofing job on the building.
The story may be updated.