Ogden man identified after Providence roof collapses, killing him

Partial garage collapse at 189 East 200 South Providence, Feb. 27, 2023.

PROVIDENCE — Law enforcement has released the identity of the construction worker killed Monday when the roof of a garage collapsed on him at a Providence home. Rolando Castellanos-Briseno, a 52-year-old Ogden man is believed to have been killed instantly.

Emergency crews on the scene of a fatal accident that killed a construction worker when a partial garage collapsed in Providence, Feb. 27, 2023.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck said Castellanos was part of a construction crew that had been working to remove asbestos siding from an older home slated for demolition at 189 East 200 South. While working inside the garage, the roof collapsed on him.

The rest of the work crew was able to escape and were not injured. Construction workers and emergency crews attempted to free Castellanos but were unable to reach him to provide any lifesaving measures.

While the exact cause of the incident is still being reviewed, it is believed that a heavy snow load on the roof combined with the work being done were factors in the accident.

While emergency crews were attempting to reach Castellanos a second partial collapse occurred. No one else was injured.

Peck explained the Cache County Sheriff’s Office has been attempting to locate family members of Castellanos. At this time, it is believed that his family resides out of state, and most likely out of the country.

Castellanos worked for AbateX Environmental Services. The Ogden company specializes in asbestos abatement and inspections.

Peck said, “This appears at this time to be a tragic accident. The Cache County Sheriff’s Office sends its condolences to the family members Castellanos.”

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