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Emerson Film Student Falls To His Death From Roof

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The president of Emerson College says a film student fell to his death while working on a school project on an apartment building's rooftop.

The Boston Globe reports that college President Jackie Liebergott sent an email to students telling them that 21-year-old Justin Amorratanasuchad died from injuries he sustained in Sunday morning's fall.

Police pronounced Amorratanasuchad dead at the scene. They say the death appears to be accidental.

A resident who lives in the South End building says access to the roof from which Amorratanasuchad fell is supposed to be limited, but he noticed that the lock had been taped over so the door remained open.

Liebergott says grief counselors will be available to talk to students Monday. Amorratanasuchad was a junior film production major from Seattle.

This program aired on April 18, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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