Construction worker found dead on roof |

Construction worker found dead on roof

Veronica Whitney

VAIL – A 49-year-old construction worker was found dead Monday on the roof of the Vail Mountain Lodge, police said.Salvador Alvarez, who was working on the roof of the hotel, appeared to have died of a medical problem, Vail police Sgt. Mike Knox said.”We will coordinate with the coroner on the cause of death, but right now it doesn’t seem suspicious,” Knox said. “The cause and manner of death will not be determined until an autopsy has been conducted.” Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said the autopsy was been conducted Tuesday.Alvarez was on the roof with another worker installing copper flashing when he got sick and passed out, Knox said.”He was pronounced dead at the scene,” Knox said.Staff Writer Veronica Whitney can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 454 or Vail, Colorado

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