A Boston College professor died in an accident on Saturday when he reportedly fell by means of a staircase throughout from the JFK/UMass MBTA station.
David K. Jones, 40, of Milton, was discovered throughout from the station at 599 Previous Colony Ave. round 1:30 p.m. Saturday, in accordance with David Procopio, a spokesman for state police, in a press release.
A passerby noticed Jones’s physique underneath the steps and referred to as police, Procopio stated. Through investigation, police decided that Jones, who was useless on the scene, was laying underneath a stairway that connects Previous Colony Street and the Columbia Street overpass, he stated. There was a niche above the place he was discovered.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the steps had been deemed unsafe and closed for roughly 20 months,” Procopio stated.
There was a wire fence across the backside of the staircase close to Previous Colony Street, and chainlink fencing and a barrier on the prime close to Columbia Street, in accordance with state police.
Jones was an affiliate professor with BU’s Division of Well being Regulation, Coverage and Administration, in accordance with BU Dean Sandro Galea in a statement.
“In fact I’ve no phrases to explain the devastation of this information,” Galea stated. “David joined the Faculty of Public Well being in 2014. He has, since then, been an exemplary member of our neighborhood.
“He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the Public Well being Put up, he was awarded AUPHA’s John D. Thompson Prize for Younger Investigators, AcademyHealth’s Excellent Dissertation Award, and the BU Faculty of Public Well being Excellence in Instructing Award,” Galea stated of Jones’s achievements. “He cared deeply about bridging analysis and coverage, and carried out work in locations so far as France and the Mississippi Delta.”
Jones leaves behind his spouse, Sarah, and three youngsters, Olivia, Anne, and Thomas, according to a GoFundMe set as much as profit his household. As of Monday morning, over $45,000 had been raised with a acknowledged purpose of $100,000.
“Above all David was a beautiful human being, residing with integrity and a deep dedication to all we do,” Galea stated. “I’ve so beloved all my interactions with David, I can’t actually think about what it means to not have David as a part of our neighborhood.”
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