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Professor ‘seriously injured’ in roof fall

Sam Davis | Monday, February 9, 2009

Notre Dame management professor Robert P. Vecchio was “seriously injured” after a fall from the roof of his Granger, Ind. home Saturday morning, according to a report by the South Bend Tribune.

Vecchio fell from a height of at least 10 feet, Mike Gerndt, Clay fire battalion chief, told the Tribune.

Emergency medical personnel arrived at Vecchio’s home at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the Tribune said, and brought him to Memorial Hospital for treatment.

A hospital nursing supervisor told the Tribune he remained in critical condition late Sunday.

The Tribune said the circumstances of the accident remained unclear, and did not report the extent of Vecchio’s injuries.

Vecchio, the Franklin D. Schurz chaired professor of management, joined the faculty of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in 1976.

According to a biography on a Mendoza Web site, Vecchio has taught and conducted research on issues related to organizational behavior and human resources management since arriving at Notre Dame.

His work focuses on leadership, motivation, workplace emotion and employee envy.