Man Dies After Falling 4 Stories In Franklin Park

FRANKLIN PARK (KDKA) — Office workers at a Franklin Park office complex were in shock as they watched a man fall more than three stories to his death.

Stephen Willoughby, 48, of Zelionople, worked for Roach Brothers Painting and Wallcoverings.

He was part of a crew cleaning windows at the Blaymore Two building.

He had just stepped off a lift and onto a third-story sub-roof when he lost his footing.

Witness Pat Stewart told KDKA’s Kym Gable he saw Willoughby fall from his window. He ran to help and summoned aid from a cosmetic surgery team in the complex.

“We ran and got their medical team and they immediately ran out and there was a whole team of them trying to bring him back to life,” he said. “Paramedics got here literally within four or five minutes and all the efforts of these people – they couldn’t save him.”

Witnesses say he was not wearing a safety harness. Franklin Park police are investigating. They’ve notified OSHA.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

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