Man falls, body found at Paso Robles construction site

August 16, 2012

The man found dead early Wednesday morning at a construction site in Paso Robles fell 20 to 30 feet from a roof to the construction site below.

Shortly before 6 a.m., a person who discovered the body of a white male about 65 years old on the 2400 block of Golden Hill Road called 911.

Officials are not releasing the man’s identity pending notification of his next of kin.

Paso Robles Police and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Coroner are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, police said.

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This sounds like an old-school mafia killing. Toss a guy off the roof of a tall building. Perfect crime. Hard to prove he didn’t fall or jump unassisted.

The Tribune has now “updated” their original article, eliminating the “20 to 30 feet” part, and saying it wasn’t murder, but the coroner would let us know.

If he fell 20 to 30 feet, the responding officers would have been able to tell because he would have multiple fractures, bruising, bleeding, etc.

May he rest in peace. God Bless all family and friends of this man.

They might be more interested on why no one noticed his fall, assuming he was actually on the job. Was he working alone? Was he there all night?

His engine stalled…. and He just dropped.

I know the first thing Cal. O.S.H.A. is going to ask. Did he have safty restraints?

“Did he have safety restraints?” That just might have saved his life?

The article doesn’t state from which roof he fell from, only that he landed on the construction site. It’s possible he wasn’t working at the site, or even working at all. He may have been adjusting his antenna on the roof of a neighboring building.

I also thought he might not have been working there. Unless they had klieg lights set up, I don’t think that–prior to 6AM–it would have been light enough to work on top of a 20-to-30-foot roof. In addition, in many cities, work cannot start until 7AM.