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  • Police release name of man who died in fall from roof

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  • State police have released the name of the 59-year-old man who died after falling from a roof in the town of Schuyler Saturday morning.
    Christine Bommarito, 39, and Onoroto Bommarito, 59, of 3900 Route 5, were installing a metal roof at 3415 Route 5 shortly before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.
    Christine Bommarito lost her footing while on the roof and started to slide toward the east side of the roof line when she shouted for help, police said.
    Onoroto Bommarito came from the west side of the roof to help her and prevent her from falling off the roof, but he lost his own footing and the two fell from the roof off the east side, police said.
    They landing on the asphalt pavement below, police said. Christine Bommarito landed on her feet causing numerous fractures to her lower legs, police said.
    But Onoroto Bommarito landed head first, causing massive trauma, police said.
    Both were transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where Onoroto Bommarito was pronounced dead, police said. Christine Bommarito is being treated for her injuries.
    The investigation is continuing.

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