Robertson Man Dies After Falling From Roof Clearing Storm Debris 

Robertson Man Dies After Falling From Roof Clearing Storm Debris 

Robertson Man Dies After Falling From Roof Clearing Storm Debris 


CEDAR HILL TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) UPDATE: A Cedar Hill man who fell off his roof while removing storm debris has died, according to Robertson County EMS.

Stan Richards

The incident occurred on Monday, March 6th around 11:30 am. First responders were called to the Cedar Hill home for a report of a gentleman who reportedly fell from a roof while working to remove storm debris. The man, now identified as 65-year-old Stan Richards, was transported to TriStar NorthCrest ER for stabilization and was soon after flown to Skyline Medical Center In Nashville where he died from his injuries, officials said.

Richards is the only fatality (in any way related) reported from the windstorm that hit Robertson County last week. Smokey Barn News originally brought you the news of the accident on March 6th in a safety alert released by Robertson County EMS and EMA. FULL REPORT The alert was triggered by a spike in injuries sustained by citizens removing storm debris from their property.

Should the family reach out to the community with any needs they have, we will bring them to you. After communicating with the family, we are adding some information about Richards below.

The thoughts and prayers of the staff of Smokey Barn News will be with the family of the man that lost his life as they face the days ahead.

The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency and Robertson County EMS are urging citizens to use caution during the cleanup and offering a few safety tips to keep you out of the hospital.

If you plan to use any kind of equipment, like chain saws, ladders, or any type of cutting tools use extreme caution, said EMA Director Chance Holmes. If possible call a professional but if you plan to do it yourself be careful.

If you have trees or limbs on or near power lines call your utility company, don’t attempt to remove or trim trees near any kind of utility line.  There’s a very real danger of injury from tree limbs that can be catapulted during the trimming process. Chainsaws can also be very dangerous when used on large trees or branches.

Call a roofer if you are concerned about your roof but if you plan to inspect your roof by yourself or plan to trim branches and debris from your roof use caution with ladders or hoisting equipment onto the roof. Each year in the US more than 100 people lose their lives and many more are injured from ladder-related falls.

It’s important to remember that even bystanders are at risk of injury from flying debris during cleanup. Down trees can store a great deal of energy that can be suddenly released when a tree or branch is cut so if you don’t plan to hire a professional, be sure to carefully examine the project before you begin. If you have any doubt -call a pro.

Partial Obituary Stan Richards

Stan was born December 23, 1957, in Springfield, to the late James Eugene “Beanny” and Edalene Frogge Richards. He was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1976 and where he played football. Stan was a lifelong farmer and a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. He loved working and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: James Steven Richards.

Stan is survived by his wife: Charlotte Greenfield Richards of Cedar Hill, children,  grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Frogge Chapel Cemetery in Pall Mall, TN.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Masonic services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. FULL ONLINE OBITUARY

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Red River Masonic Lodge.

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