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Construction worker dies after suffering injuries while working on Druid Tank Project, Baltimore DPW says

A construction worker died after being injured while working in Druid Hill Park early Monday morning, the Baltimore Department of Public Works said Tuesday afternoon.

The agency did not name the man, but said he was employed as a subcontractor on the project

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Officials initially reported Monday that the man was in critical condition at Shock Trauma after the 6:15 a.m. incident but said in statement Tuesday afternoon that he died from the injuries. It’s unclear the nature of his injuries and how it happened.

The man was injured while working on the Druid Tank Project that is “covering a considerable portion of Druid Lake and installing two underground water tanks,” acting DPW Director Matthew W. Garbark said in an email.

“We are deeply saddened by this worker’s passing, and offer our sincerest condolences to his family and co-workers and the entire team working on the Druid Park Lake Underground Tank Project,” Garbark said. “DPW, like its sister agencies, has formed strong partnerships with its contractors and consultants and all parties are fully cooperating with ongoing safety investigations.”

Two enormous underground tanks are being placed beneath the reservoir to bring the city in line with federal water safety rules.

The $140 million project, being paid for through an increase in bills for Baltimore water customers, began in 2017 and is scheduled to finish in 2022.

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