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The Telegram
  • NY worker dies when wind gust knocks him off roof

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  • PULASKI — State police say a 23-year-old construction worker has died after a gust of wind blew him off the roof of a central New York auto dealership.
    Troopers say the Kyle Brown of Turin in Lewis County was installing a metal roof Monday afternoon on a new building at the F.X. Caprara dealership in the Oswego County village of Pulaski, 35 miles north of Syracuse.
    Police say a gust of wind blew Brown and a piece of roofing off the structure and he fell about 24 feet to the ground.
    Brown was taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, where he was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m.
    Troopers say Brown worked for MTL Design in Watertown.
    Winds gusted to more than 40 mph in some parts of central New York on Monday.

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