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One Person Injured In A Roofing Accident In Litchfield

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:52:09 CDT
(Litchfield)--Authorities are investigating a roofing accident that happened Monday afternoon at the Quality Inn in Litchfield. According to Litchfield Police, personel were dispatched to the hotel around 4pm. Reportedly a construction worker had fallen off the roof.

Upon arrival, emergency personel discovered 47 year old Mahesh Panchel of Urbana was working on the hotel as part of a crew from Decatur, installing a new metal roof on the building. Reportedly Panchel lost his footing, and slid to the edge of the roof, falling over three stories to the ground.

Panchal suffered severe traumatic injuries as a result of the fall, and was taken by ARCH Helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield for treatment. The incident remains under investigation.


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