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HOLLAND August 12, 2016– David Torrenga went to work this past Wednesday as he did every other day– ready to put his skills and expertise to good use atop a local building. But the 48-year-old Muskegon-area roofer never made it home from his job at Hope College. He took a fall off of the two-story DePree Art Center & Gallery, suffering a massive head trauma, and passing away later in the afternoon at Holland Hospital.
Torrenga– a member United Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 70– leaves behind a wife and two children.
From the Holland Sentinel:
Greg Olgers, director of news media services for Hope College, said a crew from East Muskegon Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. was working on the roof of the building when the man fell.
“We in the Hope community are saddened to learn of the death of David Torrenga following Wednesday’s accident,” a Hope College statement read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
On Thursday, more than 200 workers from the Holland Energy Park site walked over to the Hope College campus and said a prayer for the Torrenga family. A photo of the prayer vigil was posted to the Holland Energy Park’s Facebook page, where dozens of messages and condolences have since been posted.
If you would like to add a remembrance or offer condolences here, please send your message to the Kent-Ionia Labor Council via the form below.