Investigators are trying to determine if high winds played the role in a death of a building manager who fell off a rooftop at an office complex in New Jersey Tuesday morning.
Clifford LeMay, 57, was found dead on the ground outside the seven-story Glenpointe building in Teaneck at about 7 a.m., according to police.
The company that owns the building complex, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, said that LeMay had gone to the roof to inspect whether it had been damaged by winds that swept through the region Monday night and Tuesday. Wind gusts topped 50 mph during the height of the storm that slid through the region overnight.
Authorities said that it appeared that he died from injuries sustained from a fall from the roof, but it's not clear what caused him to fall. Foul play is not suspected and police say they're investigating whether wind speeds played a role.
"At this time, it appears that Mr. LeMay's death can be attributed to a horrific accident," the department said in a statement.
David Sanzari, the owner of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, said the company is "shocked and saddened" to learn of LeMay's death.
We are heartbroken to have lost an individual who has been part of our daily work life for more than four years," Sanzari said. "He was highly regarded by all of us -- a person who was appreciated and loved by both our employees and tenants who knew him."
The fall was first reported by The Bergen Record.