- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A construction company says a worker was fatally injured in an accident on the roof of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

District fire officials say the worker was caught in a scaffolding collapse on the roof of the building about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say the worker was lowered from the roof by a crane and rushed to a local hospital.

The Clark Construction Group said in a statement that the worker died.

The 400,000-square-foot museum between the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History is under construction and expected to open next year.

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