The coroner has identified a 28-year-old man who was killed after he fell from a roof in Gurnee while installing solar panels Friday afternoon, which is under investigation by OSHA.
An autopsy performed Monday showed that Braulio Lozano, 28, of Chicago, died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
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 Lozano, who was unresponsive but breathing.
Paramedics administered medical aid and transported him to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Lozano 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 Lozano hit the ground.
It is unknown yet what led to the man falling from the roof. Foul play is not suspected, Gaylor said.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Labor confirmed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an inspection of Blue Raven Solar, LLC, which is based out of Orem, Utah.
The spokesperson said Blue Raven Solar notified OSHA within the required eight-hour reporting period following the accident.
OSHA will complete its inspection within six months and issue citations or propose monetary penalties if they find violations of the federal workplace safety and health regulations, the spokesperson added.
The incident remains under investigation by the Gurnee Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).