Roof Collapses, Traps Worker at Construction Site

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.

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.


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The cause of the collapse wasn’t clear.

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