WATERLOO, IN - Two men fell through a roof of a building that was being prepared for demolition on Thursday in Waterloo
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says one of the men died and the other is in the hospital in stable condition.
Reports indicate 24-year-old Kevin L. Rodgers of Laurel Hill, Florida was removing metal roofing off a burnt commercial building when he fell through the structure of the roof. He was wearing a safety harness but didn't have his harness secured to any safety equipment, so it didn't prevent him from falling.
In addition, 24-year-old, William J. Rogers who is also of Laurel Hill, Florida, was working in the same area, fell through the same hole, and also had on a safety harness that wasn't secured to anything.
Kevin Rodgers was pronounced dead at the scene, and William Rodgers was brought too a hospital for treatment. William Rodgers is in stable condition with rib fractures.
Both men were working with a contracted company with other crew members.
The Waterloo area building they were working on is 24 feet tall.