An accident that occurred on a Putnam County farm has claimed the life of an Indiana man. The Putnam County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to property along road 2 near Pandora at 10:07am today. The 9-1-1 call indicted a man had fallen through a barn roof. 21 year old Elmer Christner of Geneva, Indiana was removing sheet metal from the roof, when a cross member supporting him broke. Christner fell about 26 feet, and was found unconscious. The fall was fatal; and Putnam County Coroner Dr. Anne Horstman declared Elmer Christner deceased at the scene. OSHA has been called to investigate; and also at the scene were the Putnam County EMS, along with Pandora and Gilboa fire departments.
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