Something awry at Stevens Institute

12/15/2008 Update/Correction:

The headline was correct, but my speculations were off base.

I received the following statement from Stevens Police today:

Contractor perishes at Stevens

“The Stevens Police received a call at 0716 hours from a Physical Plant worker. The caller reported a male having difficulty breathing while holding his chest. Upon their arrival, the individual was unresponsive. Officers immediately initiated CPR including AED. Paramedics arrived and took over lifesaving efforts. Unfortunately, the individual expired at the hospital.

The individual was a 58 year old male who was an employee for a contractor who provides services for Stevens.

We are saddened by his passing and the thoughts and prayers of the entire Stevens community are with the family.”

12/14/2008:

At most college campuses, students are known to have parties all the time. And accompanying those parties usually is lots of alcohol. Stevens Institute is no different.

It didn’t sound good…

Often times overheard on the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire channel – are incidents of students who have over-indulged, and need medical attention for one reason or another (usually passed out, etc.) I typically chalk it up to “kids being kids” and “growing pains.”

However, something seemed different for a call heard this morning (a couple hours ago). In this instance (a man down near the “south gate” entrance), the officers responding to the scene were performing CPR on the man (or kid) while they awaited for an ambulance to arrive. Didn’t sound like the usual call – but I was doing other things, and just hoped everything turned out OK.

A few minutes ago, I heard the Hoboken Ambulance Corps. call into dispatch – saying that they were at Hoboken University Medical Center – and that they needed to reach out to Stevens Police. “Yeah, we’re going to need them down here…”

By the tone of the voice overheard, it sounded rather grim. Not sure if this kid died – or if some other kind of “foul play” was involved. But whatever the case – thought you guys might have wanted to know that. Hope it’s not as bad as I imagine!

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17 Comments on "Something awry at Stevens Institute"

Double
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Double

I hope I don’t have a heart attack in Hoboken – too often at accident scenes you see the wounded laying waiting too long for ambulance services to show up. Then they show and they are from out of town- Or the Hoboken first responders are a group of highschool kids doing the best they can. How long was this guy waiting?

I would think with the hundreds of millions of dollars this town spends, we should at least have full time professional first responders or some teams sent out from our town’s other money pit U of Hobo Hospital.

truth1
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truth1

Re:15. Sorry about the passing of the plant worker. My comments referred to the previous items regarding possible student activities. 😳

homeworld
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[quote comment=”123150″] Sorry to get off the subject of mis-behaving or mischievous students. Parking, land, taxes, safety, abd city services affect the quality of life of all residents. What’s up with Stevens :?:[/quote]

A contractor died. What does that have to do with “mis-behaving or mischievous students?” Where are the reports of these ‘mischievous’ students you speak of?

truth1
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truth1

Public Safety, Public Safety and Public Safety is the issue ❗

truth1
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truth1

What about the PARKING garage? Surely the Mayor (Judy T) and the college have to get together on this to ease the campus and city parking problem. Sorry to get off the subject of mis-behaving or mischievous students. Parking, land, taxes, safety, abd city services affect the quality of life of all residents. What’s up with Stevens ❓

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