A worker was reported to be OK after he fell from the roof of the McLoone’s Rum Runner restaurant under construction in Sea Bright Thursday, police Chief John Sorrentino tells redbankgreen.
Michael Cruz, whose name and town of residence were not immediately available, fell an estimated 30-to-40 feet in the accident, Sorrentino said.
Sorrentino said police responded to the scene after a 911 call at 2:39 p.m., and and found Cruz conscious and alert but disoriented.
Volunteer EMTS took him to Jersey Shore Medical Center to be checked out. “He’s a lucky man,” Sorrentino said.
Cruz was reported to have been wearing a safety harness at the time of the fall, the cause of which was not immediately known. Sorrentino said the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been alerted to conduct an investigation.
Restaurateur Tim McLoone is rebuilding the Ocean Avenue restaurant, which overlooks the Shrewsbury River, after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.