The owner of a West Gardiner construction company has passed away following a construction accident that happened earlier this week.

According to the KJ, 44 year old Shane Molloy, the owner of Malloy Construction Inc, was one of two workers trapped in a roof collapse at a construction site in Naples, Maine.

The incident happened at just before 1 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at Captain Jack's Restaurant in Naples.  The roof had been assembled on the ground and was in the process of being lifted in the air when it collapsed.  Malloy was pinned beneath the fallen roof.  Another worker, Harold Collins, was hit by the roof.  While they were waiting for the arrival of first responders, another worker used a forklift to lift the roof off Malloy.  OSHA is reportedly investigating.

Hospital representatives announced that Malloy had died.

Collins remains in serious condition.  His injuries reportedly include fractures to his leg, pelvis, and spine.

A GoFundMe has been started to raise money for Collins, who lives in Vassalboro, and his family.  The goal of the fundraiser is $10,000.  You can make a donation HERE.

Our thoughts go out to all those involved in this tragedy.

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