Construction worker dies after roof collapses beneath him in Michigan

Updated Dec 15, 2014

hard hat concreteA construction worker was killed Wednesday in Churchill Township, Michigan, after falling through the roof of the building he was working on.

According to a report from 9&, Vernon “Vernie” Wangler Jr. was working atop a steel roof when it collapsed beneath him. It’s unclear if Wangler was wearing a harness or other personal protective equipment.

The Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Department told the site Wangler died on impact. He was 51.

Falls account for one-third of all construction deaths. You can read how to avoid these accidents on your jobsite here.