Former fast food worker dies at age 50

Fast food worker Scott Roper has died after a fall from a construction platform at a McDonald’s in North Charleston, South Carolina, police said.

Roper, 46, died at a hospital.

He was from Columbia, South Africa.

The restaurant he worked at was owned by the McDonald’s chain, and he worked there for two years, according to a statement from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Ropers family posted a statement on social media saying he was a loving father and grandfather who loved his son, the family said.

It added that he had been employed at McDonald’s since 2002.