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Father killed in fall from roof

June 5. UPDATED. A roofing company employee fell to his death from the roof of a large home on Paradise Cove Lane this morning. He has been identified as Jason Ray Thomas. Police have not released any other information.

The incident, which happened around 9 am at a 7,300 square foot house, took place in the vicinity of the roofer’s son, who was also an employee of the roofing company. His father passed away on the scene.

Multiple police, fire and Medic vehicles were dispatched as well as OSHA. Roofers have one of the highest work-related death rates in construction, about twice the average for all types of construction work.