Friday, February 20, 2015

Roofer falls to his death

Posted By on Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

Joseph Martin, 19, of Richmond Hill, died after being transported to a hospital following the incident at National Gypsum Co. on Brampton Road.

"West Chatham Precinct Patrol officers responded to the business at 2 p.m. after being advised that Martin and a co-worker were on the roof when he stepped on a thin fiberglass covering that allowed sunlight into the warehouse and fell through it," police say. "He was attempting to secure himself to a safety line at the time."


The Occupational Safety Hazard Administration has been advised of the death.

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