Construction worker dies after fall at St. Peter Claver Church in Lexington

jmadden@herald-leader.comJune 30, 2014 

A 60-year-old man died Monday afternoon after he fell while working at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in downtown Lexington.

Macario Santiago-Cruz of Lexington died of blunt-force trauma when he fell 30 feet, according to a Fayette County coroner's new release.

Santiago-Cruz was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. His death has been ruled an accident.

WKYT, the Herald-Leader's TV news partner, reported that Santiago-Cruz fell while doing construction.

St. Peter Claver, at Jefferson and Fourth Streets, is in the midst of an expansion project. It broke ground in December for a multipurpose and education center next to the church.

The Rev. Norman Fischer, the parish priest, said Monday that he planned to hold a memorial for Santiago-Cruz.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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