Man Falls, Dies at Camden Industrial Park

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Mar 11, 2013  |  Updated 3:12 PM EDT
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Man Falls, Dies at Camden Industrial Park

NBC10 Philadelphia

A worker fell through a roof in a Camden, N.J. industrial park Monday, March 11, 2013.

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A worker fell to his death from a warehouse roof earlier today.

According to officials, an employee clearing the roof at Harris Companies, 2201 Mt, Ephraim Ave. in Camden accidentally fell to his death around 8:30, suffering "multiple injuries."

County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin said that the 50-year-old Franklinville, N.J. resident fell multiple stories eventually landing on an elevated platform just several feet from the ground.

John Anderson, the manager of ReCommunity Recycling (a company that operates out of the facility), said that a worker from Harris was on the roof when he fell through and landed inside part of the ReCommunity facility.

Several ReCommunity employees were in the building at the time of the incident, but Anderson said that the person fell in an area where no one else was working.

Since the death was ruled accidental the County Prosecutor turned the case over to the regional office for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

OSHA said they weren’t certain if the worker was a contractor or subcontractor for Harris. The worker was on the roof to prepare it to be tarred, OSHA said.

Harris is a trucking company that specializes in hauling various oversized loads, according to the company’s website.

A spokesman for the state Labor Department says they are also investigating the incident.

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