Indiana Man Dies After Falling Off Barn Roof In Putnam County

01/18/18 – 4:23 P.M.

An Indiana man died near Pandora after a barn roofing accident caused him to fall. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Elmer Christner of Geneva, Indiana fell around 10 a.m. today. He was removing sheet metal from a pole barn when a cross member supporting him broke. He fell 26 feet and suffered severe injuries.

The Putnam County Coroner said his injuries were fatal and Christner was pronounced dead on scene. OSHA and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.