Man dies after falling off roof of pole barn

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - A 70-year-old man died after falling about 30 feet from the roof of a pole barn.

Jackson County Coroner Thomas W. Kupferer says Thomas R. McBride, 70, died after falling off of a pole barn in rural Jackson County he was working on with his son.

McBride fell 20 to 30 feet from the roof just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday. He was helping construct the pole barn at 73 Logan Run Road.

McBride died at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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