Man working on barn dies from fall


A man has died after a fall from a barn in Codorus Township.

Stephen Smoker, 29, of Kirkwood, was helping to put a roof on the hog barn at a family member’s property in the 3000 block of Buffalo Valley Road. He fell about 20 feet Thursday afternoon and landed on a concrete floor, York County Coroner Pam Gay said.

Smoker was flown to WellSpan York Hospital where he died Thursday night from head and spine injuries.

The manner of death was ruled accidental.

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