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Columbus man dies after fall from bucket truck at Akron work site

Beacon Journal staff writer

A 59-year-old Columbus man fell to his death Tuesday morning from a bucket truck.

Chris Watterson was putting up metal siding at a business on Emerling Avenue in Akron about 10 a.m. when he reportedly fell about 15 feet from the truck, the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday.

Watterson was taken to Akron General Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

The medical examiner’s office is investigating the incident.


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