BLYTHE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A man was injured after the roof of a house in Schuylkill County collapsed Sunday afternoon, according to emergency communication officials.
The man had been working on dismantling a house at 77 Silver Creek Road in Blythe Township.
The incident occurred around 11:55 a.m.
The man was transported to the hospital by ambulance after being freed by rescuers.
No other injuries were reported.
There's no word on the man's condition. Crews at the scene say the man appeared to have suffered major injuries.
Crews said the man was working with at least one other person when the roof came crashing down.
69 News spoke with neighbors who said rescue workers got to the man quickly.
"He was underneath and they were trying to pick it up and move it off of him," said Butch Eckert.
"They got the person out very quickly and easily," Patrick Hill said.
There's no word yet from officials on what led to the structural collapse.
She says she regrets not showing more concern for him during a town hall meeting earlier this month, and that he was an innocent bystander in the attack.Read More »
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