Con­trac­tor falls through roof, dies

The News-Times - - NEWS | FROM THE FRONT PAGE - By Ig­na­cio La­guarda

The man who fell through a sky­light while re­build­ing a Stam­ford ware­house roof on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon has died.

Capt. Tom Bar­cello said the man, 59, of Stam­ford, whose name is not be­ing re­leased pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of his fam­ily, died at Stam­ford Hospi­tal late Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Bar­cello said that in­ves­ti­ga­tors in the depart­ment’s Bu­reau of Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions are pitch­ing in to help find rel­a­tives in for­eign coun­tries in or­der to no­tify them of the death.

Bar­cello said the ac­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by OSHA and he is un­aware of their find­ings.

But he could tell by look­ing at the ac­ci­dent scene that it was clear that what­ever man stepped onto that was placed over the sky­light could not sup­port his weight.

“It is a tragedy that could pos­si­bly be a need­less ac­ci­dent that could have been pre­vented,” Bar­cello said. “There was not enough sup­port there.”

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