© Photo by Nicholas Mercer/The Compass
A tandem truck sits beneath the wreckage of a collapsed building in Roache's Line on Oct. 10. One man was injured in the accident, but the extent of his injuries are not known.
The Trinity Conception RCMP are on the scene of a building collapse in Roache's Line.
Just after 4 p.m., police were called to the scene of structure collapse in the Conception Bay North community.
Strong winds in the area lead to the collapse. Route 70 runs alongside the build site.
Officials say the structure leaned towards Bay Roberts before falling towards the road.
There had been four workers inside the partially-constructed building. One man was trapped under the rubble. He was conscious.
Emergency responders were called. By the time amublance services had arrived on the scene, the other three workers had used chainsaws to cut the wood away from the victim. They did not move him.
Officials do not know the extent of his injuries.
"He was lucky he was not near the walls," said Cpl. Brent Hillier.
Workers had been on site for the last three weeks.
The building was intended to be used for storage and is owned by Pat Farrell.
Officials with Ocupational Health and Safety were expected to be on the scene around 6 p.m.
It will be a parallel investigation between the RCMP and OHS.