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Mt. Prospect man dies after falling from roof

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A Mount Prospect contractor described as hardworking and openhearted died Friday after falling off a roof he was working in Chicago.

Alfons Dzieszuta, a 55-year-old husband and father, died from multiple injuries he suffered from a fall at about 5 p.m. Friday while working in the 4400 block of North Bernard Street in Chicago, according to a report from the Cook County medical examiner's office, which classified Dzieszuta's death as an accident.

Dzieszuta had been working as a contractor since emigrating from Poland in 1981, said brother-in-law Jerzy Maniak, who described Dzieszuta as "a very good person with an open heart."

"I still can't believe what happened," said Maniak who described Dzieszuta as a "very handy guy" who worked six days a week.

Although they were in-laws, Maniak said he thought of Dzieszuta as a brother.

"He was always open if someone asked for help," he said.

Dzieszuta leaves behind a wife and a daughter who Maniak says turns 8 years old on Monday.

Funeral arrangement are pending.

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