Authorities say a 28-year-old man was killed after he fell from the roof of a two-story home in Gurnee while installing solar panels Friday afternoon.
The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Friday to the 2000 block of Liberty Lane in Gurnee for a report of an emergency call.
Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that initial reports indicated a man had fallen off of the roof of a home.
Emergency crews arrived and found a 28-year-old Chicago man who was unresponsive but breathing.
Paramedics administered medical aid and transported him to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The man was later pronounced dead at the hospital from his severe injuries, Gaylor said.
It was determined the man was working as part of a crew installing solar panels on the roof of a two-story home.
Gaylor said other workers were present on the roof at the time but they were on the opposite side of the home.
The other workers did not witness the accident but heard the man hit the ground.
It is unknown yet what led to the man falling from the roof. Foul play is not suspected, Gaylor said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is expected to perform an autopsy on Monday on the man, whose name is being temporarily withheld.
The incident remains under investigation by the Gurnee Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).