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