NY Roofer Dies at New ‘American Chopper’ Business

by | June 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM | TV News

Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. of 'American Chopper' (Photo: TLC)

Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. of 'American Chopper' (Photo: TLC)


MONTGOMERY, N.Y. – Authorities say a roofer working at ‘American Chopper‘ co-star Paul Teutul (TUH’-tul) Jr.’s new motorcycle business fell through a hole and died.

Police in Orange County say the Middletown roofing company employee stepped backward into a hole that had been cut in the roof and fell 40 feet Tuesday morning. They say the 26-year-old man from Beacon, whose name hasn’t been released, died at the scene in Montgomery, 60 miles north of New York City.

Teutul is leasing space in the building to open his own motorcycle shop. He and his father, Paul Sr., had a falling out but plan to go head-to-head this fall when the cable TV series resumes.

Neither Paul Teutul Jr. nor other cast members were at the building when the accident happened.

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