Worker in hospital after fall from roof

A construction worker was flown by LifeLine Helicopter to an Indianapolis trauma center after falling 20 feet off a roof.

Ramon Prada, 25, of Columbus suffered severe wrist and chest injuries as a result of the 8:30 a.m. accident on the west side of U.S. 31 across from the Edinburgh Premium Outlets in Taylorsville.

When first responders arrived at 11860 U.S. 31 North, they saw Prada — an employee of Skyline Roofing Co. of Indianapolis — lying prone on the ground after falling through an opening on the roof, German Township Deputy Fire Chief Matt Lynch said.

Prada was conscious after the fall, and volunteer firefighters performed basic medical services on him until an ambulance from Columbus Regional Hospital arrived, Lynch said.

After the emergency medical technicians examined Prada, a decision was made to bring the LifeLine medical helicopter to the scene, Lynch said.

It appeared Prada’s injuries were not life-threatening, sheriff’s department spokeswoman Judy Jackson said.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.