One person dies after garage roof collapse in Providence Monday
PROVIDENCE, Utah — One person is dead after a garage roof collapse in Providence Monday afternoon.
Lt. Doyle Peck with the Cache County Sheriff’s office says construction on a structure located at 198 E. 200 S. led to the roof collapse.
Police say there is one 52-year-old male killed by the collapse.
According to a press release, the victim was part of a construction crew. The crew had been working to remove asbestos siding from an older home slated for demolition. The garage collapsed while the 52-year-old was working inside. He suffered fatal injuries. The rest of the crew was able to escape without injury, according to the press release.
Police believe heavy snow on top of the roof and the construction to be factors in the roof collapsing. However, the exact cause is still under investigation.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time.
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