July 25, 2017

Building collapses in Williston




A building under construction on the site of the new Public Works Department on Industrial Avenue has collapsed. Four workers were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Prescott Nadeau with the Williston Fire Department said the department received a call at approximately 1:45 p.m. arrived on the scene within 4 minutes. The workers were on the roof of the future salt shed at the time of the collapse. One person was partially entrapped.

Fire Chief Ken Morton stated at the time of the collapse, workers were placing roof trusses and were approximately 21 feet in the air. When the collapse occurred, all four workers fell onto “soft ground,” according to a press release.

The injuries appeared non-life threatening, according to Fire Chief Ken Morton.

All four workers were transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care with the assistance of the South Burlington Fire Department, Essex Rescue and St. Michael’s Rescue.

An investigation was set to take place later on Thursday.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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