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Girl Hurt After Roofer Falls Through Ceiling



    Roofer Falls Through Ceiling, Girl Hurt

    A 12-year-old was injured after a roofer fell through the ceiling of her apartment home. NBC10's Monique Braxton has the exclusive story. (Published Saturday, June 15, 2013)

    A young girl was injured by flying debris after a roofer fell through the ceiling of her home.

    The girl, identified as 12-year-old Maya Pur, was inside her home on the third floor of the Krewstown Park Apartment complex on 8875 Krewstown Road around 11 a.m. Saturday. Pur was sitting on a couch watching cartoons when, police say, a roofer -- who was working on top of the building -- fell through the roof.

    Her step-father, Jay Roshko, says flying debris hit her in the head and she may have suffered broken bones.

    “There’s a hole about 5 feet wide and round in the middle of my living room, everything is on the's all collapsed,” said Roshko.

    The girl was taken to Nazareth Hospital where she is being evaluated. Roshko says leaks had formed in the ceiling of their third floor unit. The apartment manager called the roofers out to fix it.

    “But they didn’t tell us to leave the apartment. It wasn’t a major thing,” said Roshko.

    The roofer, identified as 38-year-old Mike Jacobs, was not seriously hurt and did not require any medical attention.

    “It (the roof) just gave way,” said Jacobs.

    Police are currently questioning Jacobs' boss, 60-year-old John Paul Kravchak, the owner of Kravchak Roofing and Waterproofing. Jacobs says Kravhack initially lied to investigators and claimed that he was the one who fell through the roof. He was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with falsifying reports to police. L&I officials are currently investigating the incident.

    Stay with for more details on this developing story.


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