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April 14, 2015- A man cleaning a roof at a Fort Myers Beach marina died from injuries he received after he fell through a Fiberglas panel Tuesday.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Danny Balensiefer, 52, of Fort Myers, an employee at the marina, had been powerwashing a large building when he broke through the light panel and fell face-down into the building shortly before 1 p.m..

He was taken to Health Park Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The sheriff’s report said a coworker, Cody Clipperton, 20, was walking out of the building when he heard a crash and saw Balensiefer fall.

The owner of the marina, George Freeland, told the sheriff’s office that Balensiefer had been cleaning the roof on a large steel building and was on the southeast corner when he fell through a Fiberglas light panel.

People in the area told WINK, our news partner, they saw a pressure washer, a crane and a hole in the roof within the crime scene.

The incident is being investigated by the sheriff’s office, the Lee County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 

Read more at: http://www.oshatoday.com/news-digest-item/florida-marina-worker-falls-through-roof-on-fort-myers-beach-dies/?preview_id=7477&nl=7480

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