GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Agencies were on hand Wednesday morning at the Edge Athletic Training Center.
A little before 9 am, the Greene County Sheriff says 50-year-old Adam Van Arsdall, from Kentucky, fell through a skylight onto the concrete below and died.
Sheriff Gene Fisher says right now it seems to be a tragic accident, but the autopsy results are pending.
OSHA is opening an investigation into the company he was working for, Metal Systems F&E out of Milford, along with the general contractor Durnbaugh Masonry.
The victim’s coworker and friend since first grade was too shaken up to go on camera. He tells 2 NEWS they had been working at the location since Monday working.
Also saying, the victim had unhooked himself from his safety rope or cable to come down, but instead, fell through the skylight.
While on the phone with dispatch, he then did chest compressions on the victim for about ten minutes until Bethel Township EMS arrived.
A worker for Snyder Brick and Block, who is providing the material for the job, says he was shocked to hear the news. He says these jobs are dangerous but does not hear about deadly accidents like this often.
“All I can think of is that wind is blowing, maybe it had something to do with it, I don’t know that wind is awful strong today, so anyone that’s up on something with any height at all, a building or scaffolding, they have to be very careful,” says James Oakley with Snyder Brick and Brick.
The parcel is owned by Wagner Subaru, who say they are “very sad to hear about the incident.”
2 NEWS has also reached out to Metal Systems F&E for more information.