Harrisville man who died after falling off roof identified

Published: Wednesday, May 1 2013 10:05 a.m. MDT

Medical crews respond to a scene where a Harrisville man working on a roof died Tuesday after he was knocked off and fell to the ground in West Haven. The man was welding a metal roof onto a structure at 2873 W. 1800 South.

Jen Pilgreen, Deseret News

WEST HAVEN — Police have released the identity of a man who died after falling 25 feet off of a roof Tuesday.

Nathan Wilkinson, 35, of Harrisville, was welding metal panels on the roof of a structure at 2873 W. 1800 South that was being built for storage in a farm area. Wilkinson disconnected his safety harness about 9:20 a.m. to retrieve a tool. While he was detached from his safety belt, a strong gust of wind lifted one of the sheets of metal, hitting Wilkinson and knocking him off, according to the Weber County Sheriff's Office.

Wilkinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

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