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Roofer dies after electric shock, fall

The Vermont State Police is investigating the death of a Derby man in a work-related accident that occurred Sunday morning, Aug. 6 at an apartment complex on U.S. Route 5 in the town of Burke.

The victim, 25-year-old Casey Driver, was performing roof work for Vincent’s Carpentry of Derby at about 11:15 a.m. on the three-story apartment building when he struck a high-tension power line with a metal ladder, causing an electric shock and a fall of 25-30 feet off the roof. Driver was pronounced deceased on scene.

VSP, along with the Vermont Occupational Health and Safety Administration, are investigating this incident. Lyndonville Ambulance also responded to the scene.

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  1. Very sad, RIP. Please be cautious & mindful of your surroundings all the time.