By Jordan Corona
The university plans to commemorate Jose Dario Suarez, who lost his life Jan. 28 while working on the Umphrey Pedestrian Bridge. Suarez and another worker were on a manlift when it collapsed and dragged them into the Brazos River at the McLane Football Stadium build site. Suarez was unable to unharness himself from the machinery.
Friday, President Ken Starr notified the Baylor Board of Regents the university will install a plaque on the pedestrian bridge in honor of Suarez.
“In this small way, we remember and honor as a community the life of Mr. Suarez, his sacrifice and his contributions to the stadium project,” Starr said in a press release about Friday’s Board of Regents meeting. “The Baylor family continues to keep Mr. Suarez’s family, his co-workers and all those whom he loved in our deepest prayers.”