Brundidge man airlifted after falling through roof

Published 8:22 pm Monday, April 29, 2019

A man working for a Georgia construction company fell through the roof of the former Russell building on South Main Street in Brundidge around 8 a.m. Monday. The building is now a warehouse for Southern Classic Foods.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said the man was identified at Derrick Sneed. Neither his age nor the name of the company for which he works was made available, the chief said.

“The only identifying information that we have at this time is his age,” Davenport said. “Work was being done to repair or replace the roof of the two-story building. What I understand is that there was plywood that either gave way or the man stepped off the plywood and fell through the roof. He apparently also fell though the floor of the second story and on down to the first floor.”

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Davenport said unconfirmed information is that the man actually bounced off materials in the building during his fall, which ended on first floor of the building.

“Before the paramedics arrived, he was said to stand up,” Davenport said. “He was airlifted to Southeast Alabama Medical Center and was treated and released to go back to Georgia. Hopefully, that’s an indication that his injuries were not serious.”