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Fatal Fall From LIRR Garage

Police say man died after plunge from roof

A man who fell from the roof of the parking garage at the Long Island Rail Road station died Thursday afternoon.

The fall, which occurred about 12:46 p.m., was not considered criminal, Suffolk Police said. He died at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

A witness said a helicopter landed near the station to airlift the man for medical treatment. Other witnesses said the fall occurred on the eastern end of the north garage.

No further details were immediately available.

Patricia Giordano April 04, 2013 at 09:42 PM
So thats what happened..... I wondered...Glad ot another shooting...Sorry about person who fell....
AS Huntington April 04, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Which side - north or south? Construction worker?
Six Pack April 04, 2013 at 10:01 PM
So sad. God bless him
Jonathan Dees April 05, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Where are the details on this story? Which floor? Commuter? Worker? Suicide? Accident? Anything? If a cap gun went off there, the story would run on and on.....
Pam Robinson (Editor) April 05, 2013 at 02:28 AM
Jonathan, as I say in the story, no further details were available . Police do not provide much info on a suicide. We wrote what we had at the time.
TM April 05, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Pam, why do you say suicide? You didn't mention that at all in the article. Was there a note? In that area it could have been anything including foul play unless video or eyewitness accounts say otherwise. I understand you are only bound by what police tell you but you need better communication with them.
We Board Labs April 05, 2013 at 04:04 PM
If there's no foul play, what business is it of ours if it was an accident or suicide? Leave it to those whose concern it is...if indeed it can be determined at all. If it were a relative of mine, I would not want people poking into it for all the details and conjuring up causes on their own. I don't think it's a matter of needing better communication but of having some respect for those more closely involved.
elizabeth April 05, 2013 at 10:50 PM
very well said "we board labs" it is none of anyone else's business
TM April 07, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Committing suicide, if it was, in a public place makes it everyone's business. I live in the area and take the train so does my daughter. The last thing she needs to see is a body hitting the pavement in front of her. If it was an accident, nice lawsuit the relatives will have for not providing a bigger security bar along the top of the garage. If you want respect, kill yourself at home and no one will ever hear about it.
Tim Phillips April 09, 2013 at 02:07 AM
Appropriately, the media doesn't report on suicides, as there is a correlation between reporting and copy-cat suicides. It's a tricky thing, as suicide is more prevalent than people know as a preventable cause of death. Whatever happened, it's sad for all involved.
PeterV April 11, 2013 at 02:38 PM
It is not your busines.. It does not affect your life one bit....Go away

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