John Folkes Falls to Death in Accident at Blackstone Valley Cinema De Lux in Millbury, MA
Millbury, MA -- An fall from the rooftop of a movie theater claimed the life of John Folkes in the area of Millbury, MA Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Sources say Mr. Folkes, an HVAC worker, was on the roof of Blackstone Valley Cinema De Lux when he fell up to 35 feet below. It appears the deceased victim was installing an aluminum heat exchanger, without the aid of another laborer, when he fell. Officials arrived and attempted to revive the worker, but were unable to save the man.
Mr. Folkes, an employee of Medford-Wellington Service Company, was transported to a local hospital, but was declared dead.
The official investigation is ongoing and may reveal more details as it concludes.
The press release provided no further information at its release.
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