Baltimore, MD – A construction worker died after he reportedly lost control of a 500-pound roll of roofing material, which fell down a slope of the roof 6 stories up and knocked the victim over the edge and onto the sidewalk.
The building is located at Saratoga Street and Guilford Avenue.
The worker was taken to Shock Trauma where he later died. His identity was not yet released.
Crew members were back to work just three hours later. The job site is just one block south of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – the state agency tasked with overseeing workplace safety.
According to the most recent data from the DOL, one in five worker deaths in the U.S. are in construction. The leading cause of construction deaths is from falls.