A Utah man was killed and another is in serious but stable condition after a roof collapsed on a shed in Taylorsville at 1908 W. 4700 South. Unified Police say 64-year-old David Sligar from Layton died at the scene. The department is treating the collapse as “not suspicious.”
The incident happened around 2 p.m. A neighbor heard someone screaming for help and called 911.
Fox 13 reported that the 15-by-15 feet, three-sided shed collapsed and trapped the two victims inside. Officials used heavy equipment to recover the body of Sligar and transported the injured person to a nearby hospital. He has not been identified but was reportedly alert and speaking with first responders.
A cause for the cave-in has not been determined, though there was apparently a load of snow on top of the structure.
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