Last updated: 2/27/2023 8:25 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, Utah (ABC4) — A construction worker was killed Monday after snow caused a garage to collapse on them, according to the Logan Fire Dept.
According to the press release, a 52-year-old man was trapped and killed by a collapsed garage roof caused by a heavy snow load in Providence shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
Cache County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Logan City Fire Department units were reportedly dispatched to 198 E 200 S on an initial report of a man falling off a roof that was under construction.
However, first responders found the man trapped under a garage roof that had collapsed once they arrived at the scene.
The man had been a part of a construction crew that was working to remove asbestos siding from an older home slated for demolition, the press release states. The roof had collapsed on him while he was working inside the garage. The rest of the crew reportedly escaped without injuries.
The victim suffered fatal injuries and died on the scene, officials say.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the incident, but they believe the heavy snow load on the roof coupled with the construction work contributed to the incident.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
Logan City Fire Technical Rescue Squad with one engine company, an ambulance, and the battalion chief all responded to the incident.
No further information is available at this time.