Roof Collapses, Traps Worker at Construction Site

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    SkyForce10 captured rescuers working to free a man who was trapped when a roof collapsed at a construction site Thursday.

    Police responded after the roof of a suburban Philadelphia building under construction collapsed onto a subcontractor this morning pinning him under the rubble for about one hour.

    The roof fell in at a commerical construction site along Heritage Center Drive in Furlong, Bucks County, Pa. around 8:45 a.m. Thursday.

    A large portion of the wood framing of the building appeared to have collapse in and crushed the lower extremities of the subcontractor.

    RAW: Roof Collapse Rescue

    [PHI] RAW: Crews Work to Rescue Person From Collapse
    Watch as firefighter work to free a person caught under rubble at a Furlong, Pa. construction site.


    The subcontractor slipped in and out of conscioussness, according to paramedics.

    Just before 10 a.m. crews pulled the man from the rubble, placed him on a stretcher and slowly moved him down a ladder and into a waiting ambulance. The man was rushed to Temple University Hospital.


    As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, firefighters could be seen using multiple ladders and a crane to rescue the man.

    The cause of the collapse wasn’t clear.