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Ivy Tech Community College faculty member Craig Porter dies after falling from tower used for teaching wind turbine technology

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An Ivy Tech Community College faculty member died today after he fell from a tower used for teaching wind turbine technology on the Lafayette campus.

Craig Porter, 36, was the chairman of the energy technology program.

As a result of the death, classes are canceled Wednesday. Classes will resume Thursday.

Porter was on the tower around noon with students when he fell from the top to the ground, said Tom McCool, Ivy Tech spokesman.

“He was with students conducting a rating exercise,” he said.

The cause of the fall was not known, McCool said.

The height of the tower was not immediately available. The tower is located south of Ivy Hall on the campus off South Creasy Lane.
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