The LSRC has resumed normal hours of operation as of 8 a.m. Saturday. Your Duke ID badge should work normally and allow 24-hour access, including all day Sunday. To allow further cleanup activities to proceed Saturday, people are asked to stay out of the LSRC C&D wing basement unless you work in the area. There… Read more »

The family of Rayford Cofer has asked that any donations in his memory be made to the Landmark Baptist Church, 3149 Walters Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522. [Posted 8:10 p.m.]

All wings of the LSRC will be open Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday hours will be determined based on the need for additional maintenance work. The decision about Sunday hours will be posted here when it becomes available. [Posted at 6:07 p.m.]

The LSRC’s A and B wings will be open on Friday until 5 p.m. The C and D wings will close at 3 p.m. to allow workers to initiate repairs to the drain system. The entire LSRC will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday’s schedule will be posted at this… Read more »

The funeral for Rayford Cofer, the Duke master steamfitter killed Wednesday in an accident at the Levine Science Research Center, will be held Saturday, May 17, at Landmark Baptist Church, 3149 Walters Road, Creedmoor. Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., with the service beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will… Read more »

As previously announced, the LSRC will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. [Posted 6:10 p.m.]

“A Generous Friend and a Master Craftsman” is the title of a new Duke Today article in which former colleagues recall the life of Rayford Cofer, who was tragically killed Wednesday in the LSRC accident. “He was a multi-talented individual, an extremely hard worker, very intelligent and had a great sense of humor,” one colleague… Read more »

Duke has lowered its university flag to half-staff in honor of Rayford Cofer, who died Wednesday afternoon in the accident at LSRC. Photo: Les Todd, Duke University Photography [Posted: 3:30 p.m., May 15, 2008]

Kemel Dawkins, Duke University’s vice president for campus services, delivered the following statement to open the press briefing held near the LSRC today at 1 p.m.: Thank you for joining us. I want to start by expressing again our sorrow at the tragic death yesterday of Ray Cofer. He was an honored member of the… Read more »

There will be a press briefing at 1 p.m. Vice President for Campus Services Kemel Dawkins will provide an update and answer questions about Wednesday’s accident at the LSRC. The briefing is for members of the news media. It will be held in front of the North Building, on Research Drive, next to the traffic… Read more »