Press Release

10-09

May 6, 2010 11:47 a.m.

Fatality at Fermilab

Batavia, Ill. – A death occurred this morning at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Around 10:50 a.m. employees investigating a noise found a young female lying in the atrium of Wilson Hall.

Batavia paramedics pronounced the person dead shortly after 11 a.m. The investigation is now being handled by the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. The Office of Communication will provide additional information as it becomes available.

The building manager, who responded to the noise, immediately called Fermilab emergency personnel to notify them of the situation. The manager notified Fermilab's Medical Office staff. Both Fermilab's doctor and emergency personnel rushed to the scene.

Media can contact Dawn Domrose at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office 630-407-2010.

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