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)

Duke University employees were evacuated from the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) Wednesday afternoon following a steamline rupture in the building’s mechanical room, according to Duke University officials. All building systems were shut down, and Duke officials have received reports of significant amount of water in the basement. The water will have to be tested… Read more »

Duke University employees were evacuated from the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) Wednesday afternoon following a steamline rupture in the building’s mechanical room, according to Duke University officials. More information will be posted as it becomes available. (Posted 3:56 p.m., , May 14, 2008)