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Man dies after falling off roof of 7-story Skokie building

A man died after he fell from a roof Monday morning in north suburban Skokie.

The man, 68-year-old Robert M. Leburkien, was working on the roof of an apartment building at 5120 Galitz St. when he fell about 11:15 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and a statement from Skokie police. The building is seven stories tall.

He suffered severe injuries and was unresponsive when authorities arrived, police said.

Leburkien, of the 200 block of North Forest Avenue in Mount Prospect, was taken to Skokie Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:47 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The incident remains under investigation.

A man died after he fell from the roof of an apartment building at 5120 Galitz St. in Skokie. | Network Video Productions
A man died after he fell from the roof of an apartment building at 5120 Galitz St. in Skokie. | Network Video Productions