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Man Falls Thru Roof to Death at American Container

November 7, 2018

Industrail fatal American Container_1_11-7-18Plymouth Fire, EMS and Police were dispatched to 2526 Western Avenue, American Container, Wednesday afternoon about 1:50 for a man who had fallen through the roof and landed about 25 feet below on a concrete floor.

Emergency responders were on the scene in minutes but the injuries sustained were too massive and the man died at the scene.

Industrial fatal American Container_2_11-7-18Marshall County Coroner John Grolich said 46 year old Oscar Gallardo Zarate of Muncie was working for 5 Star Commercial Roofing out of   Huntington.  He said the company had been working on the project for a few weeks and this afternoon Gallardo was backing-up moping tarring on the roof when he fell through a skylight to his death.

Industrial fatal American Container_3_11-7-18The cause of death has been ruled at blunt force trauma to the head.  An autopsy  will be performed on Thursday.