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Worker who fell through roof at JCPS high school dies

A worker was hospitalized after falling through the roof of a Jefferson County Public School....
A worker was hospitalized after falling through the roof of a Jefferson County Public School. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Apr. 2, 2019 at 10:48 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A worker who fell through the roof of a Jefferson County Public high school has died.

Police were called to Waggener Traditional High School shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they found a contract worker who was replacing the roof fell through the roof and was injured.

According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Scott Russ, Fredy Godoy-Mendoza, 40, died just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Russ said Godoy-Mendoza was working for a roofing contractor at the school. Russ said Godoy-Mendoza was working on a flat roof and stepped in a weak spot, falling approximately 12 feet inside the gym.

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