Man Dies After Falling From Ladder

A construction accident left a man dead in Jessamine County on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say an independent contractor was working on the new Goodwill Store located at 1038 North Main Street in Nicholasville.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office says the man had a heart attack when he fell from the ladder he was working on.


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  • by Angie Location: lexington on Feb 4, 2008 at 01:34 AM
    I am praying for his family in thier loss. may god be with you all.
  • by johnny Location: ky on Feb 2, 2008 at 05:17 AM
    if the man had a heart attack it wouldnt matter if any one was holding the latter.but if some one was their with him they might have got him help.i think they said he was ther by himself so just pray for his family.and may god be with his love ones.
  • by SafetyCraig.com Location: Lancaster on Feb 1, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    @Wow: Where did you get your made up sounding definition, because you couldn't have gotten it more wrong. This is what i do for a living and a simple google search of the word accident might help you. Here is one that directly contradicts your definition. Accident:An unanticipated event, commonly leading to injury, in traffic, the workplace, or a domestic or recreational setting. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that the risk of accidents is often predictable; they are therefore preventable.
  • by Just me Location: Nicholasville on Feb 1, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    Jack what does that have to do with anything..and that statement isn't COMPLETELY correct....it is a completely different building. I was SHOCKED to see everyone at work there yesterday, I dont know why I was, just seemed kind of disrespectful. Any way I am sorry there are some VERY unkind words here if his family or friends are reading these comments. I am sorry for your LOSS.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Feb 1, 2008 at 08:55 AM
    @ SafetyCraig.com Location: Lancaster The definition of an accident is something that cannot have been prevented. Talk to a trucker some time. Btw read the update if they ever post one here. The man had a heart attack. Also I've never even met a private contractor that does more than tie the ladder to the roof.
  • by Teach on Feb 1, 2008 at 04:40 AM
    First off Julie, the word is "loss" not "lost." Secondly, if the guy died from a heart attack, what would someone holding the ladder be able to do. Break his fall with their own body? Then we have two deaths; one from a heart attack and the other from trauma. (edited) Once again people, it is sorry about your LOSS....not LOST!
  • by Jack Location: Nicholasville on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    This is the site of the former Burger King where an employee was murdered during a robbery several years ago.
  • by SafetyCraig.com Location: Lancaster on Jan 31, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    If this worker was protected from falling it sounds like he would have died suspended from his personal fall arrest harness if he had a heart attack. Does anyone know if he was even six feet off the ground or if there were any approved achorage points for him to tie off to? Was he properly trained in fall protection? Who is Bob W? I have devoted my life to accident prevention and must say there are many companies that have worked a million plus man hours without a single OSHA recordable or lost time accident. My prayers go out to all that knew him but i will never accept that accidents just happen and that is insulting to hear. I hope no one thinks i am unsensitive to a man losing his life or all the ones his life affects.
  • by mar Location: West Liberty on Jan 31, 2008 at 01:08 PM
    The last I heard from the media was that he died from a heart attack first, and not from the fall.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    How dare this man fall while at work and die, right bobw?
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