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PIASA, Ill. – A roofer fell to his death Monday while working at Southwestern High School in Macoupin County.

The incident happened on the back side of the school gymnasium.

OSHA investigators believe the worker, whose name has not been released, feel approximately 28 feet while working near the edge of the roof. The man was not wearing safety equipment that may have prevented the fall.

According to signage posted around the building, the gym had been closed for renovations since early July.

Work crews had been cleared to return to work, OSHA said.

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