87-year-old Broomall man dies af­ter fall­ing off lad­der

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SUNDAY SELECT - By Kath­leen E. Carey kcarey@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @dt­busi­ness on Twit­ter

An 87-year-old man died Fri­day in the 800 block of Cam­bridge Cir­cle in the Se­cane sec­tion of the town­ship af­ter he fell off a lad­der try­ing to help his grand­son, po­lice said.

Ben DiMartino of the 2900 block of Pen­nview Av­enue in Marple was pro­nounced dead at the scene by medics. He was found at the foot of the lad­der.

Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Michael Chit­wood said DiMartino had climbed the lad­der around 6 p.m. to reach a sec­ond-floor win­dow.

“He’s help­ing his grand­son put a win­dow in the house,” Chit­wood said.

Then, he started to fum­ble and then fell, ac­cord­ing to the su­per­in­ten­dent.

“It’s just a tragic ac­ci­dent,” Chit­wood said. “God bless him, he was 87-years-old up there on the lad­der help­ing his grand­son.”

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