Idiot he was.....Grandmaisons are for marble. Copper is for plumbers. Wrong profession!
He go splickety splat to end his career. Hope he at least gets a copper casket.
I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see the “victim’s” family suing the business for keeping the building so secure he was “forced” to do something risky.
I read a claim report once about a man who was stealing the aluminum support wires from utility poles. He happened on a neighborhood where the lines went underground. He tried to cut a powerline and was dead before he closed the cutters.
To me this is an occupational hazard. As far as I am concerned there should be a law that makes a property owner immune from suits for any inherent risks when someone is trying to steal from you. If you fall from a very high place when trying to steal wire you get nothing.
I hope the skylight and tools are ok.
A building where I work had the copper flashing stolen from the peak of the roof, where it is not visible from the ground. By the time the damage was detected several weeks later, hundreds of thousands of dollars damage had been done, all so some jackass could steal $10 worth of copper.
I tell you, if I had caught up with the fellow who did the damage that day, it would have made this guy’s death look merciful.
Prayers for a misguided soul.