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Waterbury man dead after roof collapses at Rocky Hill construction site


ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Rocky Hill police confirm that one person has died after a roof collapsed on a construction site in Rocky Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

“He has been identified as 24-year-old Jorge Alberto Mendoza from Waterbury, CT.  Mendoza was working on the roof construction at the time of the collapse. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation,” Rocky Hill PD says.

Dispatch confirmed to News 8 early Tuesday that a steel roof collapsed at 24 Evans Road. That building was under construction at the time of the incident.

Once the Police and Fire Departments were on the scene, it was determined that one person had sustained life-threatening injuries and had to be extricated from the roof by the Rocky Hill Fire Department and was subsequently transported to Hartford Hospital.

The scene remains active and is being overseen by The Rocky Hill Fire Department. The Rocky Hill Building Department, as well as OSHA, have been requested to respond to the scene for further investigation.

The cause of the collapse remains under investigation.

WEB EXTRA: Raw footage of the collapse scene and victim rescue of the patient by fire crews and EMTs

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

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