TITUSVILLE, Pa. -- An Ohio man has been killed in a fall while working on the roof of a wax products plant in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell tells the Titusville Herald that the victim of Thursday's workplace accident was Mark Allen Whitely, 43, of Cleveland.
Plant manager Stacey Logue says Whitely worked for a contractor removing beams from the roof to make way for new equipment at the International Waxes Corp. plant in Titusville.
That's about 85 miles north of Pittsburgh.
The coroner says Whitely was wearing fall protection equipment, but had removed it briefly so he could move from one position on the roof to another.
That's when a beam gave way and he fell.
The accident happened about 12:50 p.m. Logue says the company is devastated by the loss and cooperating with investigators.
The Associated Press