Massachusetts officials are stepping up warnings about the potential for roofs to collapse under the weight of snow that has built up in recent weeks.
The contractors were removing snow at the time.
Somerville Major Joe Curtatone decided to cancel school for the rest of the week due to the threat of collapsing roofs among other safety concerns.
More roofs are collapsing under the weight of heavy snow.
The former set of “The Finest Hours” suffered a partial collapse at the Old Quincy Shipyard.
A 29-year-old woman was killed when a carport collapsed under the weight of the snow.
Weeks of snowfall piling up on area roofs has prompted Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to issue a warning.
With up to two feet of snow blanketing eastern Massachusetts, and rain in the forecast, Massachusetts Emergency Management officials are warning people of the possibilities of ice dams and roof collapses.
Residents of an apartment building on Crawford Street were evacuated Monday night after a partial roof collapse.
The rain Monday was heavy enough to bring down another roof in Avon, the eighth there so far this winter.