Demolition worker dies in DeKalb County

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 9:39 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - A worker who was preparing a building for demolition was killed Thursday after he plunged through the roof of a commercial building. A second worker also fell but survived.

The man was identified by authorities as 24-year-old Kevin Rodgers of Laurel Hill, Florida. Investigators from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department explained that Mr. Rodgers was removing metal roofing from a previously burnt 24-foot-tall structure in Waterloo when he fell through the roof. While he wore a safety harness, it was not attached to an anchor point.

The surviving man was identified as 24-year-old William Rogers also of Laurel Hill. Authorities said he was also using a harness that was not anchored. William fell through the same area of the roof but survived his injuries. He is being treated for rib fractures.

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