AUBURN — A worker who was trying to clear snow and ice from the roof of an Auburn business fell through a snow-covered skylight Thursday, the second such accident in Auburn this winter.

Capt. Scott Pray of the Auburn Fire Department said the victim, who is not being identified, was one of several people clearing the roof of Hartt Transportation Systems, a trucking company based at 1591 Hotel Road, about 9 a.m.

Pray said the 48-year-old man fell about 25 feet before landing on boxes that broke the impact of his fall. He rolled off the boxes before ending up on a concrete floor.

The man was taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with injuries that Pray described as not life-threatening.

Pray said the skylight, which consists of a thin opaque material – was built into a corrugated fiber roof.

A similar accident took place last month when George Beam, 43, of Biddeford, fell through a snow-covered skylight on the roof of the Auburn Mall. Beam fell more than 30 feet before landing on the tiled center court of the mall.

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