A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of a subcontractor who died in an accident while working at Kenmore West High School Wednesday.
Charles E. Gause of Hamburg was working in an electrical closet as part of the district's capital project when the accident occurred.
The closet was off-limits to students and staff, and school was not in session that day. Power in the building was shut off for several hours, and restored later Wednesday, according to Patrick Fanelli, community relations coordinator for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District.
Gause, 48, was married and the father of three children. Donations to offset the cost of the funeral and living expenses can be made to the GoFundMe page.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4005 Baker Road, Orchard Park.