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Roof collaspes at Florida technical college, but no one is injured

Dec. 1, 2023
Weight from debris and construction material is believed to have caused the collapse at Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek.

A roof covering a walkway collapsed at the Atlantic Technical College campus in Coconut Creek, Florida. No students were in the area at the time, officials say, and no one was injured.

WPLG-TV reports that construction going on in that portion of the campus Tuesday when the roof caved in.

Broward County Public Schools operates the college. The district’s superintendent, Peter Licata, said that an excessive amount of debris and roofing construction material atop the roof led it to collapse.

“There’s a roof construction project going (on) and as they’re unloading, or putting a weight to dispose of, as they’re going through, that roof collapsed in a hallway,” Licata said. “Again, students were not present and no one was injured.”

Anna Fusco, who heads the school district's teachers union, said some staffers were rattled by the close call.

“It doesn’t seem (like) it’s safe to go in,” Fusco said. “Staff would like to know they’re going to come up with a better contingency plan when there is this type of construction.”

More: YouTube video from WPLG-TV.

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