Two building staff suffered life-threatening accidents Tuesday afternoon when the roof of a constructing beneath building in Naples collapsed.
Shane Malloy, 44, of West Gardiner, and Harold Collins, 44, of Vassalboro, had been taken to Maine Medical Heart in Portland with what authorities described as life-threatening accidents. Each are employed by Malloy Development Inc. in Gardiner.
A spokesman for Maine Medical Heart stated Tuesday evening that Malloy and Collins had been each in vital situation. No further particulars had been obtainable.
The office accident, which came about at 12:54 p.m. at Captain Jack’s Restaurant and Naples Marina, is beneath investigation by the Occupational Security and Well being Administration, based on a launch by Capt. Donald Foss of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The sheriff’s workplace and the Naples Hearth Division responded to the accident. Captain Jack’s Restaurant and the Naples Marina are positioned on the identical property and share the identical constructing, Foss stated. The complete website is present process large-scale renovation, based on Foss.
Whereas touring to the scene Tuesday afternoon, emergency responders had been knowledgeable that Malloy was pinned beneath the collapsed roof. Earlier than they arrived, somebody utilizing a forklift extricated Malloy from the rubble. Malloy was initially transported to Bridgton Hospital earlier than being airlifted to Maine Medical Heart by Lifeflight helicopter.
Collins was additionally struck by the roof when it collapsed however was not pinned. He sustained critical, life-threatening accidents and was transported by ambulance to Maine Medical Heart in Portland. A number of different members of the development crew had been within the neighborhood, however weren’t harmed.
Foss stated the roof was being assembled at floor stage and had been elevated roughly 6 toes within the air when it collapsed. On the time, staff had been beneath the roof in addition to on prime of it.
The Naples Marina issued an announcement Tuesday night on Fb that stated staff had been trying to safe a piece of a shed roof, which was hooked up to the principle constructing, when the roof broke away and struck the employees. Naples Marina stated the employees grew to become briefly trapped beneath the roof till they had been freed by marina workers.
Naples Marina stated it’s “totally cooperating” with the investigation by OSHA, and that Malloy Development is the first contractor for its renovation and enlargement undertaking.
Makes an attempt to succeed in OSHA had been unsuccessful Tuesday night.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the Malloy staff and their households,” Naples Marina stated.
Captain Jack’s Restaurant and Naples Marina are positioned at 32 Naples Marina Lane, close to the Route 302 causeway separating Lengthy Lake from Brandy Pond.
In line with Malloy Development Inc.’s web site, the corporate has been in enterprise since 1998. The corporate builds customized houses, additions, does roofing and siding and works on business building initiatives. A message left on the enterprise’ workplace cellphone was not returned Tuesday night.