The website for Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment is live again. The site had been down as a result of Wednesday’s accident at the LSRC. During this time its traffic was redirected to the Duke emergency website. The Nicholas School website is at http://www.nicholas.duke.edu. [Posted at 11:55 a.m.]

The LSRC was reopened at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15. The building will close at 5 p.m. and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. No decision has been made at this time whether the building will be open over the weekend. Crews are currently repairing the building’s systems. There will be… Read more »

All faculty, staff and students working in the Levine Science Research Center should assemble in the area just outside the building’s Blue Express cafe at 9 a.m. for an update on accessibility to the building. Some areas of the building may be cooler than others, so you might consider bringing a light sweater should the… Read more »

The LSRC is now closed for the evening. Employees and students should check this website for updates about the accessibility of the building on Thursday. (Posted 9:00 p.m., May 14, 2008)

Duke has identified the employee killed in the LSRC accident Wednesday as Rayford Cofer, 63, a master steam fitter and one of the most honored and respected employees in the Facilities Management Department. For more about Cofer and today’s tragic accident, click here for a longer story. (Posted 8:20 p.m., May 14, 2008)

Do you study or work at LSRC? Watch this site for updates about the building’s status and when you can return to your workplace. (Posted 7:45 p.m., May 14, 2008)

The website for the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University is temporarily out of service as a result of the accident at the LSRC building. The school’s site is being redirected to this Duke University emergency website until it is restored. (Posted 7:05 p.m., May 14, 2008)

The following statement was read by Vice President Kemel Dawkins at a news conference Wednesday evening. Good Afternoon. My name is Kemel Dawkins. I am Duke University’s vice president of campus services. I am sad to report that an employee working in the mechanical room in the basement of the Levine Science Research Center has… Read more »

One fatality has been reported in the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) accident Wednesday. The name of the victim has not been released. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. The Durham Fire Department is investigating. (Posted 5:21 p.m., May 14, 2008)

Kemel Dawkins, vice president of campus services, will give a statement for reporters with more details about the incident at a 5:30 p.m press conference. It will be held at the traffic circle on Research Drive, just outside of North Building (470 Research Drive). (Posted 5:20 p.m., May 14, 2008)