Man who falls off ladder dies

Published 8:27 am Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The 27-year-old Blooming Prairie man who fell off a ladder Monday outside a home in Albert Lea died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday evening, according to hospital spokeswoman.

Derek Lee Johnson, who was employed through a painting contractor, was doing work at 72408 Grey Fawn Drive in Indian Hills.

Johnson was reportedly 20 feet above the ground when the ladder buckled and he fell.

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Johnson’s funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 4 to 8 p.m.

Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.