A 19-year-old construction worker fell to his death last Thursday while working on the roof of a CubeSmart self-storage facility in Baltimore. Cesar Ismael Villalobos Lima tried to use his foot to stop a large cart from rolling off the roof, but the piece of equipment pushed him over the edge, according to police.
The police received the call at 6:55 a.m. Lima worked for Bel Air Foam & Roofing Inc. It’s not clear from the report what work was being performed atop the six-story structure at 211 E. Pleasant St., though Bel Air specializes in urethane foam insulation and roof installations, according to the company website.
“We’re all devastated and still in shock,” Bob McFadden Jr., president of Bel Air, told the source. CubeSmart hasn’t spoken publicly about the accident.
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident, spokesperson Theresa Blaner told the source. The police ruled the death an accident.
CubeSmart is a self-storage real estate investment trust that owns or manages 987 self-storage facilities across the United States. Its operating portfolio comprises more than 60.5 million square feet.
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