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A hvac worker died Tuesday afternoon after falling 30 to 35 feet off the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley.

The hvac worker is identified the victim as John B. Folkes, 54, of Canton.

Police said they received a 911 call at 12:22 p.m. reporting a man had fallen off the roof of the building. When police and ems personnel arrived, a co-worker was performing CPR on the victim, who was unresponsive. Police and ems personnel continued medical treatment and took the man to UMass Memorial Medical Center He was pronounced dead, police said.

He worked for Medford-Wellington Service Co. in Medford, a contracted HVAC vendor. He was handling a large aluminum heat Heat-Ex-angle-web-200x189exchanger, approximately 4 feet square. He was alone on the roof. when he fell, police said. Police estimated he fell 30 to 35 feet directly onto the ground. There were no witnesses or camera footage; police said it appeared to be an accident and said there was no indication of foul play.