North Carolina Zoo officials have identified the worker who died in a training exercise fall and have announced a fund to support his young daughter.

The zoo confirmed late last week that the employee was 38-year-old arborist Branson Langley.

Langley died in a 20- to 30-foot fall from a tree while simulating the rescue of a trapped co-worker.

The zoo announced in a Facebook post a fund for Langley's 9-year-old daughter to support her education and "help her achieve all the dreams that her father wished for her."

Langley's death was the first fatality since the zoo opened.

The accident is being investigated by the sheriff's office and the Department of Labor.

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