Ron Crist, owner of Crist Roofing and Crist Dumpster Rental, died in the incident just before 3 p.m., Thursday.
Crist "fell victim to a tragic mishap while operating a skid steer behind his roofing company office located at 488 Hiram-Douglasville Hwy.," the release from City Manager Robbie Rokovitz stated. "OSHA was contacted and responded to investigate as a protocol for a work place accident.
The release stated city officials wanted to remember "a father, husband, son, brother, business leader and, most importantly, a wonderful friend to us all."
Funeral arrangements were in process earlier today, the release stated.