Darwin Township/Death by Fall 23 Jun 14

A Minnesota man is dead after falling off a roof in Darwin Township, Meeker County Saturday evening.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Ruben Rodrigo Esquivel Solis of Okabena, MN, was putting tin on the roof of a chicken barn when a board broke causing him to fall 28 feet to the concrete floor below. Solis died from his injuries at the scene.

Solis was employed by Pro-X Builders, Inc. from Sioux Falls, SD.

Pro-X Builders, Inc., was subcontracted to build chicken barns for the Sparboe Company of Litchfield, MN.

The construction was being done at 65018 US Highway 12, Darwin Township.

The incident was reported just before 6:30pm and is under investigation.