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2 SC workers die in separate falls from roofs in 3 days

July 29, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 47-year-old worker has died after falling four stories from the roof of a retirement village under construction in South Carolina.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Vicente Lopez of Spartanburg was declared dead at the scene of the fall around 8:15 a.m. Monday at the Rolling Green Retirement Village being built in Greenville.

Authorities plan an autopsy on Lopez and deputies are investigating how he fell from the roof.

Lopez is the second Upstate worker to die in a fall from a roof in three days.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said 55-year-old Mickey Stephens was working on a rooftop air conditioning unit at a Gaffney warehouse Saturday when he stepped into a duct opening in the roof and fell 60 feet (18 meters) to the concrete floor.

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