A pensioner actually just wanted to clear the snow from his photovoltaic system, but the 74-year-old slipped and fell around seven meters. The man landed on the terrace; the snow lying there was able to cushion the impact somewhat.
A 74-year-old from St. Martin im Mühlkreis climbed onto the roof through the skylight of his home at around 1:45 p.m. on Friday to clear the snow from his PV system. He slipped and fell about seven meters. The impact was somewhat cushioned by the snow on the terrace, but the pensioner sustained an undetermined degree of injury and was flown to the Kepler University Hospital in an emergency helicopter.