HUTTIG, Ark. -- Five employees sustained injuries March 17 after falling up to 25 feet through a roof at West Fraser's sawmill.
According to the El Dorado News-Times, the Huttig fire department was dispatched to a report that three people had fallen through the roof. When responders arrived on the scene, they found five injured workers. Three of the workers were taken by ambulance to the hospital and one was flown to the Medical Center of South Arkansas. At least one of the workers was being treated for multiple traumatic injuries.
The News-Times also reported that the chief of the local fire department said the roof did not collapse and that it was unclear why the workers were on the roof and what caused them to fall.
The incident is under investigation.
West Fraser, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, purchased the Huttig mill in 2000 from Plum Creek Timber Co.
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