WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — Two construction workers were injured at a Westport construction site after the roof of the building they were on collapsed, according to police.
Police said the incident occurred 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the construction site on State Road — where a new Townplace Suites by Marriott is being built.
First responders reported seeing a collapsed roof truss system upon arrival. Police said it appears the structure — identified by police as an “outbuilding” — was located on a lot adjacent to the construction site.
The two workers reported falling approximately 15-20 feet when the roof collapsed. Both were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Westport Building Department, police and OSHA are currently investigating the incident.