HURRICANE — Hurricane Ambulance transported one man to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George after he fell from a collapsing structure Wednesday afternoon.
Just before 4 p.m. a team of construction workers were setting roof trusses for the new location of Tink’s Superior Auto Parts building, located on the north side of State Street in Hurricane, when a gust of wind blew and knocked a truss over causing a domino effect with multiple trusses.
“The trusses scissored down on themselves,” Hurricane Fire Chief Tom Kuhlmann said. “One man fell and had to be transported to the hospital. He was in stable condition.”
Apparently a gust of wind came and knocked some of the trusses over, said Layne Blackmore, owner of Blackmore Construction.
“We were picking a truss up off the trailer and heard a noise,” Dixie Components roofer Josh Hallam, 22, said. “As we looked over, probably 25 trusses were rolling — or falling like dominos — one guy ran across the wall out of the way. The other guy, on the opposite wall, was harnessed to the three trusses that fell and his harness pulled him down. He fell down head first onto his head.”
No other injuries were reported. The remaining construction workers are currently resetting the trusses and will be back on schedule tomorrow, Blackmore said.
Update: The construction worker who fell is on the mend and should be back to work in a few days.
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