Man dies after crashing through roof and falling 5m

Joshua Wargent had previously spoken about his passion for working in the solar industry.

Solar panel maintenance worker Joshua Wargent, 43, suffered critical injuries at a workplace in Wynnum in Brisbane’s east on Thursday.

Wargent was a local father of three. Police have confirmed his death to but did not say when he died.

He had been on the roof of a mechanic’s shop when it’s believed a fibreglass roofing panel gave way when he stood on it.

He was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.

“Obviously it’s a very traumatic experience for the workers here,” Inspector Andrew Tracey said at the scene of the incident on Thursday.

Wargent was described by one of his sons as the “best dad ever”, among the touching tributes posted on Facebook.

Another son described him as his “best mate”.

Wargent was also a respected member of the area’s football community, as a player with the Bayside Bombers masters (over-35s).

“Josh was well-respected and much-loved character at the Bayside Bombers AFL Masters club and has been involved in AFL for many years,” AFL Masters QLD said on Facebook.

“He will be deeply missed and our sincerest condolences go to Josh’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

The Bombers are set to pay tribute to Wargent at an upcoming home game.

Wargent, who worked for EcoKleenSolar, had previously spoken passionately about the bayside area and being involved in the solar power industry.

“Redlands has about 50 per cent of households having solar. It’s a lot higher (than average). The average is around 30-40 per cent,” he said on a Facebook video for Redlands Coast Business Show.

“Redlands, everyone just keeps getting solar. It’s a great place.”

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help his family pay for his funeral.

Investigations into his death continue.

Source: 7News

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