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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Worker dies after fall from Nowata hotel roof

  • NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a construction worker was killed after he fell from the roof of a Nowata hotel.
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  • NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a construction worker was killed after he fell from the roof of a Nowata hotel.
     
    Nowata Police Chief Mike McElhaney says the 37-year-old man fell about 40 feet on Tuesday from the roof of The Savoy hotel. McElhaney says the man had been working alone at the time of the accident.
     
    A passerby discovered the worker lying on a concrete sidewalk. The worker was taken to a Nowata hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.
     
    The building's owner, Jay Mitchell, declined to comment about the accident "out of respect to the family." The worker's name has not yet been released.
     
    The Examiner-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1dmlbju ) that restorations were underway at the historic hotel, which was built in 1909.
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