Painter injured in fall |

Painter injured in fall

A house painter suffered a head injury Thursday morning after he fell from the roof of a three-story Lakeland Village Resort condominium.

Police stopped traffic at noon for about 10 minutes so a Calstar helicopter could land on U.S. Highway 50 and transport the man to Washoe Medical Center. It landed at Herbert Avenue, a location that parallels Lakeland.

“When we arrived he was conscious but not alert,” said South Lake Tahoe Fire Capt. Brad Piazzo. “Apparently he suffered some convulsions before we got there. He did have movement in his limbs.”

Washoe Medical Center treated and released the man Thursday night. His identity was not released by the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department.

He fell from the roof of Unit T 461 and injured the back of his head. A snapped hand roller and a misplaced splotch of charcoal gray paint on a banister revealed his direction of travel.

The man works for a painting company that subcontracts for Nelmar, a business in Roseville, Calif., hired by Lakeland to put new siding on its buildings.

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