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Worker flown to hospital after falling off Huntley roof

HUNTLEY - A construction worker was airlifted to the hospital Monday morning after falling from the roof of a house in a Huntley subdivision.

At 8:30 a.m. the Huntley Fire Protection District responded to the Talamore subdivision off of Route 47. A construction worker who was putting sheeting on a two-story home fell from the roof and landed on the garage roughly eight feet below, according to Huntley Fire Chief Ken Caudle.

When crews arrived to the scene the worker was "semi-conscious" but regained full consciousness before he was taken to the hospital, Caudle said.

Flight for Life transported the man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

"He's in stable condition," Caudle said. "He was talking to [emergency personnel] by the time he left, which was a good sign."

Caudle said the fall appeared to be accidental. No one else was injured.

-Jim Dallke

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