Authorities in northeastern Indiana say a 27-year-old maintenance worker was killed when he fell 100 feet from the roof of a building and his safety harness failed. 

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department says the accident happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday in Butler. 

Detective Adam Friedel tells The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne that David W. Gingery of Garrett was cleaning a roof atSteel Dynamics in Butler when the structure collapsed. 

Friedel says a safety cable snapped under Gingery's weight and he fell to his death. He worked for the Power Clean company. 

Company spokesman Fred Warner says Steel Dynamics is investigating the death. 


Information from: The Journal Gazette, 

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