College Student Killed By Falling Brick Column That Collapsed On Campus

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1 dead, 2 injured in column collapse at Lewis & Clark College – KATU

A freak accident occurred at Lewis & Clark College that cost the life of a student and caused traumatic tragedy for many more.

Fire and rescue crews responded to a report of multiple injuries at a Portland university. One 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene

and two 18-year-old women were taken to the hospital with injuries. One woman suffered abdominal injuries and the other suffered arm injuries.

Before first responders arrived at the scene, bystanders were attempting to perform CPR on the man that died in order to revive him. Authorities found the injured students, and despite the severity of their condition no one was pinned beneath the collapsed column.

A 19-year-old man was killed and two women, both 18, were injured when a column fell on their hammocks at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, just after 8:15 p.m. local time.

The incident happened on the first day of class at Lewis and Clark College. The dispatch log showed the group of people were located near the reflecting pool on campus.

Lewis and Clark College released a statement on their website saying that one of their students was killed in a tragic accident. Lewis & Clark College said it was deeply saddened by the shocking loss of a member of its community.

To learn more about this terrifying and sudden incident, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. 1 dead, 2 injured in column collapse at Lewis & Clark College  KATU
  2. Lewis and Clark College student killed, 2 injured after column with hammocks attached collapses  Fox News
  3. Student killed after column collapses at Lewis & Clark College  NBC News
  4. 19-year-old killed, 2 others injured after brick column collapses at Lewis & Clark campus  Fox 12 Oregon
  5. Masonry column collapses at Lewis & Clark, kills 1, hurts 2  KOIN.com
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