NJ man dies after falling from roof during wind storm

Authorities are still investigating the fatal fall of a 57 year old New Jersey man. The fall occurred in late March at a seven-story building the man managed, located in Teaneck, NJ.

According to authorities the victim had gone to the roof to check for possible damage after winds ripped through the area. Authorities speculate wind could have thrown the man from the room. The National Weather Service reported 32 mile per hour winds in the area at the time of the incident.

Emergency responders arrived and pronounced the man dead on the scene.

If you work on roofs frequently, there are some safety precautions you can take to ensure you don’t get injured.

1. Do not work alone. Having someone around can help you get the help you need immediately if something was to happen.

2. Walk on a clear, dry surface. Roofs can get slippery if they are wet or covered with leaves and other debris.

3. Wear boots with good traction. This will help you keep your balance and remain sturdy in poor conditions.

4. Wear a harness when able to. Safety harnesses can save lives on tall buildings and structures.

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