Brockton man dies after falling from a ladder

A 67-year-old Brockton man fell from a ladder in his backyard and died Saturday afternoon, police said.

Thomas Hyland, of 67 Ash St., was found at the base of the ladder by his daughter and granddaughter, but it wasn’t clear whether his death was caused by injuries related to the fall or if medical issues caused his fall and death, said Brockton Police Lieutenant Robert Sergio.

No one was home at the time of his fall, said Sergio. While the time of Hyland’s fall is unknown, he was found just after 1 p.m.

First responders performed CPR at the scene, but failed to resuscitate Hyland, Sergio said. He was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where he was later pronounced dead.

The medical examiner’s office has been notified, and Brockton and State Police officials are investigating.


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