CLAXTON - A Statesboro man took a fatal fall on a construction job in Claxton Monday, after stepping through a skylight.
Claxton Police Inv. Barry Barnard said Precision Concrete and Steel employee Rafael Nunez, 43, of Cypress Lake Road in Statesboro likely fell to his death from the roof of the old Coca Cola building. Barnard responded to the 911 call.
Precision's owner, Bill Bailey, said Nunez was hired three to four weeks ago. Between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday, Nunez was working on a pressure washing job on the roof of the West Main Street building, when he accidentally stepped through a skylight and fell approximately 35 feet to the floor of the warehouse, Barnard said.
When paramedics arrived on the scene, Nunez was already deceased, he said. Nunez most likely died at the time of impact or shortly after, said Barnard.
He was transported to Evans Memorial Hospital, where Dr. Paul Landry took blood samples for further investigation, said Barnard.
Nunez left behind a son, Rafael Nunez, Jr., 25, also a resident of Statesboro.