October 20, 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.


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