Part of Haworth plant’s roof collapses

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SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Emergency crews and Haworth engineers are working to determine if it’s OK for employees to enter a building that had part of its roof collapse Saturday.

Around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, a person plowing out the parking lots of the Haworth plant heard a loud noise. The person flagged down a police officer.

Soon, other emergency crews were called in to investigate the noise. Authorities found part of the roof on the northeast side of the Haworth plant building had collapsed into office areas.

No one was inside the building at the time of the collapse. Authorities believe the weight of the snow caused the collapse.

During the collapse, gas lines and a sprinkler line were ruptured. Consumers Energy came out and shut off the gas.

Building engineers are checking out the building to see if it is safe for employees to enter the plant when they return to work Sunday night.

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