Workman in his 20s is killed after house roof collapses

Workman in his 20s is killed after house roof collapses

February 8, 2021

Workman in his 20s is killed and another is fighting for life after house roof collapses as they work on it

  • Police called to reports of house roof collapse in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire 
  • Man in his 20s confirmed dead at scene after roof he was working on collapsed 
  • Another man, in his 40s, airlifted to hospital and in ‘extremely serious condition’ 

A workman in his 20s has been killed and another is fighting for his life after a house roof collapsed while they were working on it.  

A Lancashire Police spokesman said officers were called to Church Brow in Bolton-le-Sands following reports of a roof collapse.

Police attended shortly before 1pm today and found two men had been injured while carrying out building work, the force spokesman said. 

 A man in his 20s and another workman in his 40s were working on a house roof when it collapsed this afternoon

The workman in his 20s was declared dead at the scene in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire, this afternoon

Another workman was airlifted to hospital and he is described as being in an ‘extremely serious condition’

One of the men, aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the office arrived. 

‘Our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this awful time,’ a police spokesman said.

A second man, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital by air ambulance for treatment. 

His injuries are said to be life threatening and he remains in a ‘extremely serious condition’.

Police attended shortly before 1pm today and found two men had been injured while carrying out building work

Emergency services surrounded the scene this afternoon as investigations took place

Police are now working with the Health and Safety Executive while inquiries are carried out into the cause

Three fire crews and the local ambulance service were also called to the scene.

Police are now working with the Health and Safety Executive while inquiries are carried out into the cause, the spokesman said. 

The road remains closed while investigations continue.   

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