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Police identify worker who collapsed on Mason Community Center roof and later died

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Mason worker dies
Electrician Mason Community Center
Posted at 10:48 AM, Jul 08, 2019

MASON, Ohio — A Hamilton man working on the roof of an area community center died Monday morning despite rescue crews' efforts to save him.

Jason Minnich, 43, a contractor electrician, was working on the roof of the Mason Community Center in Warren County when he suffered a “medical emergency” at approximately 10 a.m., according to police.

Emergency crews lowered Minnich from the roof while performing CPR, the Journal-News reported.

Mason Fire Chief Bryan Brumagen described it as a "rope rescue." Crews placed Minnich in a stretcher with an attending rescue worker strapped into a harness, and then lowered both to the ground in front of the west entrance of the TriHealth wing of the community center at 6010 Mason-Montgomery Road.

The coroner’s office is investigating the death.

Lt. Jeff Burson of the Mason Police said “initially there appears to be nothing suspicious, but that is ultimately up to the coroner’s investigation.”