Kennebunk contractor dies after fall from roof

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, at 8:45 a.m.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — A 56-year-old man died Friday after falling from a roof that he was working on, according to police.

The name of the Kennebunk contractor who died will not been released until all family members had been contacted, Lt. Anthony Bean Burpee of the Kennebunk Police Department said Saturday morning.

The contractor was standing on a farmer’s porch at 137 Summer St. while working on the roof of the main residence. He stepped backward and fell to the ground, Burpee said, adding that he did not know the distance of the fall.

The man was taken to the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford after the incident — that occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. — and later pronounced dead, the police lieutenant said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.