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Update: Point Pleasant Man Dies In Construction Accident At Claremont Road School

A 39-year-old construction worker was killed Oct. 17 when he fell off the roof of the Claremont Road School, seen here in a file photo.


Update: A GoFundMe account has been established to raise money for the Marotana family. The donation page can be accessed here.

Original Story: A 39-year-old Point Pleasant construction worker was killed Oct. 17 after he fell from the roof of the Claremont Road School.

Police said that Peter Marotana was working on the roof at about 7 a.m. when he apparently fell 30 feet to the ground.

Responding police found Marotana at the base of the building, unresponsive and unconscious, according to an FTPD press release.

Officers started lifesaving measures until EMT personnel arrived and took over, according to the release.

Marotana was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the release.

Work was stopped on the site while an investigation was conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to the release.

The last new school built in the township, Franklin High School, was also the scene of a fatal worker accident.

At about 7:40 a.m. Oct. 27, 2004, six people were injured when a scaffolding around the high school suddenly collapsed. One man, who was trapped under the scaffolding and debris for about 30 minutes, suffered a broken neck and did not recover from his injuries.

The other five workers were treated for their injuries at local hospitals, according to published reports.

 

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