WILTON, Conn. -- A worker was taken to the hospital after falling off a roof in Wilton on Friday morning.
Wilton Police received a 911 call at around 10 a.m. from a home on Olmstead Hill Road about a worker who had fallen off the roof. Police said the 26-year-old lost his balance and fell from a second-floor landing onto the ground below.
The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Norwalk Hospital. He was working for a Norwalk roofing company at the time of the accident, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident as a work place accident.
Worker injured after falling from roof in Wilton
By Pat Tomlinson
Published 11:50 am, Friday, July 21, 2017
WILTON, CT — An unidentified 26-year-old roofer was transported to Norwalk Hospital with injuries after he fell from the roof of a Wilton worksite Friday, police said.
Wilton police responded to reports of an injured worker at 77 Olmstead Hill Road around 10 a.m. Friday.
Police said an employee of J Roofing Company, out of Norwalk, was working on the residence’s second floor roof landing when he suddenly lost his balance and fell to the ground.
The victim’s injuries were not life threatening, said Lt. Rob Kluk, a police spokesman.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident as a work place accident.