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Worker dies after 20-foot fall from roof on Long Island


FARMINGDALE, New York — A worker has died after falling off a roof on Long Island.

The accident happened Saturday morning in Farmingdale.

Suffolk County police say 57-year-old Lech Chrostowski was working on the roof of a building when he fell 20 feet to the ground.

He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Bethpage, where he was pronounced dead.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified.

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