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Mass. Man Working on Roof of Food Bank Falls to His Death

Police said Scott Simons was cutting a hole in the roof of the Rhode Island Food Bank when he fell 40-feet

Worker falls at Rhode Island Food Bank

Police say a man helping install an air conditioner on the Rhode Island Food Bank building has died after a 40-foot fall through the roof.

Police say 50-year-old Scott Simons, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was cutting a hole in the roof of the Providence building at about 10:30 a.m. Monday when he fell.

He fell about 40 feet to a concrete floor. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Andrew Schiff, CEO of the food bank, said the man worked for a contractor.

The fire department and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death.

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