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Worker injured on roof of Raleigh Costco

Posted January 22, 2009

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— Firefighters had to conduct what they call a high-level rescue at a Costco store at the intersection of Six Forks and Wake Forest roads in Raleigh Thursday morning.

Employees at the store said a man was doing some work on the roof of the building when he slipped on some ice and dislocated his shoulder.

Wake County EMS spokesman Jeff Hammerstein, however, said he was unsure what happened and could not say if snow or ice on the roof was a factor in the accident.


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  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Jan 23, 2009

    I'm sorry the guy fell but why is this television newsworthy? The siding blew off my house during the last big storm. Why didn't the news come there? I mean, come on people!!!

  • cragan Jan 23, 2009

    Did anyone watch this on the news the 2 on TV had no clue waht was going on. They had the aerial up off the ladder truck and they thought it was a crane and did not know what a stokes basket was

  • chivegas Jan 22, 2009

    "The burn just as much fuel on news patrol, boring holes in the sky, as they do covering a news event."

    That's absolutely false. Sky 5 is flown by a hired entity, the chopper sits at RDU (near TWY T5) until someone calls for it to cover something. They don't just fly around looking for news...

  • bomanicous Jan 22, 2009

    I've been in roofing for more than 20 years and seen many people lifted off of roofs, even recently my co-worker tore some knee ligaments. I've only once seen it make news and that's because it was a small town and the worker was dangling in mid-air unconscous. I don't know how this made the news but I'm glad he isn't seriously injured.

  • angora2 Jan 22, 2009

    "Why get on a roof with snow and icee to begin with."

    Uh, like maybe it was his JOB?

  • sfate61 Jan 22, 2009

    I know his step-daughter. He was working on the heating units which are on top of the roof when he slipped.

  • HappyGirl08 Jan 22, 2009

    Well, if he slipped and fell, I'd say its a safe bet the snow and ice was a factor. Genuises.

  • RonnieR Jan 22, 2009

    The burn just as much fuel on news patrol, boring holes in the sky, as they do covering a news event.

  • chivegas Jan 22, 2009

    Wow, I can't really see the need to burn the fuel to have choppers cover a routine call. But on a more serious note, I dislocated my shoulder skiing on Sunday, and it is the most painful thing I've ever done. I hope for his sake, they are slow and careful moving him, cause it hurt like Heck riding (read: bouncing) down the mountain in the ski patrol bucket! Maybe they can use Sky 5 to airlift him down...

  • micah Jan 22, 2009

    Why get on a roof with snow and ice to begin with? Well, lets see...There are MANY reasons, but most of them have to do with keeping all you guys just as warm as you were in your nice cars once you get inside a commercial building. I was on the roof of my business this morning because a belt broke on a furnace, and I was up there yesterday to determine why we suddenly had a snow-related leak. Next time I will leave the leak and the furnace alone and just tell my customers to ignore the large puddle in the middle of the building and also to be sure and wear a really thick coat while they are here.