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Long Island man, 66, suffers head trauma and dies after fall from roof of home

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ROSLYN HEIGHTS, New York — Police say a Long Island man has died after he fell off the roof of his house.

The accident happened at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Roslyn Heights.

Nassau County police say 66-year-old Elliot Wertheim was working on his roof when he fell.

Wertheim was taken to a hospital for treatment of severe head trauma. He was pronounced dead at 10:17 p.m.

Police are investigating but say there was no apparent criminality.

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