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Man Killed After Falling Through the Roof of His Home

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EAST NEW MARKET, Md. – Authorities say a 76-year-old man died after he fell through the roof of his home in Dorchester County.

It happened shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday at 4310 East New Market-Rhodesdale Road.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office said Howard Webster Rickwood was on the roof of his home spreading a roof coating. Investigators said Rickwood accidentally stepped on a skylight section, made of fiberglass, and fell through the roof onto a concrete floor below.

Police said emergency responders tried to resuscitate him, but they were unsuccessful.

Rickwood was pronounced dead at the scene. His remains were taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

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