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ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

An elderly Etowah County man died on Tuesday after falling from the roof of his house.

W.L. Ragan, 81, was killed in the fall at his home just north of Gadsden on Owls Hollow Road.

Deputy coroner Michael Head said Ragan and his son were installing a security system at Ragan's home. A stepladder came loose and Ragan fell to the ground, hitting his head.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. Ragan was transported to Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden. He was pronounced dead around 1:15 p.m.

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