Man dies after falling off ladder

A Belize City man has passed away after falling off a ladder, fatally puncturing his lung. The wife of 65 year old Charles Emmel, a retired American, told Police that her husband left home on the morning of August 17 and almost three hours later, she received a telephone call informing her that he was at the KHMH after a fall. When she arrived at the hospital, doctors told her that Emmel suffered five broken ribs, which punctured his right lung. A post mortem examination was conducted on the body of Charles Emmel, where doctors certified the cause of death as Multifocal and ventricular bilateral hemorrhage due to a fall.

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