Police probe if wind played role in fatal 7-story fall


TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Police are investigating whether powerful wind gusts played a role in the death of a man who fell off the roof of a seven-story office building in New Jersey.

Teaneck police say Clifford LeMay, the building manager at the Glenpointe office complex, was found on the ground around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say the 57-year-old had gone up to the roof to check for damage from the strong winds overnight. But it’s still not clear if he was blown off the roof and hit a tree in the fall.

Police say the death appears to be an accident and no foul play is suspected.

The National Weather Service recorded a peak wind gust in the area of 32 mph around the time of the accident.

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This story has been corrected to show that LeMay was 57 years old, not 56, as per his employer.