Farm/Industrial Construction Accident
On 3/6/17 at 1530hrs, Ephrata Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a farm/industrial construction accident in the 2100 block of West Route 897 in West Cocalico Township. Several building companies volunteering to repair recent storm damage, had employees at the site placing new roof trusses on a large barn. One of the trusses gave way and four workers fell approximately twenty feet with the truss. Three medics and four ambulances responded and all four victims were transported to a Berks County hospital. Two were transported to be checked for injuries, one victim was reported to have stomach and wrist injuries and the remaining victim is reported to have various unknown injuries.