Updated: Roofer Dies in Fall Near Ames Lake

The King County Sheriff's Office has confirmed two people fell from a roof in unincorporated Redmond earlier today.

Editor's note: An updated post with information about the deceased man has been published here: http://patch.com/A-0cwD.


Update, 5:45 p.m.: The man who died in a fall near Ames Lake on Friday afternoon was one of two workers patching a roof, Sgt. Katie Larson of the King County Sheriff's Department said.

“It would appear at this point as though they slipped off and fell,” Larson said.

The incident took place at a private residence in the 3100 block of West Ames Lake Drive. Larson said both workers fell about 50 feet on to a concrete walkway. 

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other man suffered broken bones, Larson said. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

The ages and hometowns of the men were not immediately available.


Original post: A man died Friday afternoon after falling from a roof near Ames Lake in unincorporated Redmond.

Sgt. Katie Larson of the King County Sheriff's Office said a call came in at around 4:30 p.m. reporting two men had fallen from a roof.

"One was dead at the scene, and the other was taken to a hospital," Larson said, adding that criminal activity is not suspected.

The Redmond Fire Department responded to the scene. Patch is attempting to gather more information and will post any additional details as they become available.

Andrew Ramerman December 03, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I too was friends with the deceased. It has hit me, and everyone I have talked too very hard. He was extremely well liked and respected by everyone that knew him. He was a good friend and mentor to me. It is a great loss. Everyone I have spoken too about it feels the same way, they just cant believe, of all the people for this to happen too, it was him. Not just because he was IRON MAN, but because of his experience and knowledge, and own safety standards. He truely was the best of the best, and everyone knew it. He was they guy that took on the challanges that most would walk away from. He could do it all. I am deeply saddened to loose my friend, mentor, coworker, and former employer.
Shirley December 03, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Shame on you Ed Golden for jumping to conclusions in the early hours of a tragedy. You especially didn't have to use language like "greedy employers" ... and then you go on to call yourself and expert and authority. A professional, expert and authority would not speak at such an early time without knowing what the hell happened. You strike me as an ambulance chaser.
Caitlin Moran December 03, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Condolences, once again, to everyone who lost their family member or friend in this accident. I'd like to put together a short follow-up item to provide insight into who this man was and what impact he made on the community. If any family members or friends are willing to share their memories, please contact me at 425-440-1280 or Caitlin.Moran@patch.com. Please also feel free to continue expressing your thoughts in this comment forum. -Caitlin Moran, editor
LORIANNE TAFF December 04, 2012 at 08:35 AM
Ed Golden, Shame On You! It seems to me that someone who calls themselves an expert witness might want to get their facts straight before they go shooting their mouths off. Callous, opportunistic people like you are the problem with the construction industry; not the hard working, blue collar, business owner that just lost his life doing his best to earn a living while people like you sit in a nice, dry, safe office and judge what you don't have the courage to do. And to advertise your number...Again, Shame On You! To the Little Family- My Prayers are with you.
John Sutton December 04, 2012 at 10:37 PM
IDK what to say except, we will all miss him. A Great Brother to me. Honest and true to himself, as anyone I've ever met. A very fun loving, family oriented, true Gentleman. I am so sorry to the Family.,,,,,,,Oh, and by the way, Ed Golden? Piss Off!! John


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