Roof caves in on Canfor’s J.D. Little Tree Nursery in Prince George
Snow and ice buildup is being blamed for the collapse of the roof on Canfor‘s J.D. Little Tree Nursery in Prince George, British Columbia this morning.
No one was inside the building when the roof over the cold storage cooler caved in, causing 2 walls to collapse.
16 million tree seedlings, worth about $3 million dollars, were inside. Canfor was working today to find a safe way to save the seedlings and find a temporary home for them.
The roof was engineered to withstand snow loads, so it is unclear why the roof collapsed. Another roof in Prince George also collapsed under the weight of snow this week.
WorkSafeBC has given Canfor permission to demolish the building.
Read more, and see photos:
Snow and ice buildup caves in 2 Prince George roofs (CBC)
Investigation into tree nursery roof collapse underway (HQPrinceGeorge.com)
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