MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Heavy snow is responsible for the collapse of a roof at a lakeshore construction business.
The collapse happened around 2 p.m. Monday at Fredricks Company Inc. on Commerce Street and caused significant damage.
Employees tried to shovel two feet of snow from the roof, but were forced to stop when they heard the roof start to crack. They could only watch as the weight of snow cause the the roof of their warehouse to cave in.
Other employees evacuated the building and watched from the road as the building caved in.
"If you have ever watched a building implode, it kind of went, pop, pop, pop,... Then just all came down at one time. So, the walls started buckling out. It just came down," says Kurt Fredricks, of Fredricks Company Inc.
The building contains the company's window and siding stock.
At this time the warehouse is too dangerous to enter. The company office is still open.