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Worker killed in snow-related construction collapse in Millville

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MILLVILLE, Utah — The worker killed Monday after a heavy snow load caused a construction project to collapse on him in Millville has been identified.

The Cache County Sheriff's Office said 52-year-old Rolando Castellanos-Briseno was the man killed.

A Gofundme campaign set up by loved of ones Castellanos-Briseno said he was a hardworking, caring person with a big heart.

"He always saw the good in everyone and encouraged everyone to always be their best," the fundraiser says. "Rolando leaves behind his wife."

The Logan Fire Department said the Castellanos-Briseno was removing asbestos in a single-car attached garage in the 100 East block of 200 South when the structure collapsed, trapping him inside.

Lt. Doyle Peck with the Cache County Sheriff's Office said his department was first notified at around 2:45 p.m. that a person had fallen off a roof. It was only after arriving that first responders found that the man had been inside the garage.

Crews attempted to rescue Castellanos-Briseno, but they were unable to get to him in time. Peck said it's believed he died when the actual collapse occurred.

Castellanos-Briseno's last known residence was in Ogden.

During the rescue attempt, a secondary collapse occurred at the site, but officials said no one was injured.

Fire officials confirmed the heavy snow was the cause of the collapse. along with the age of the building. A storm Monday hit the Logan area with a large amount of snowfall.

"The building is quite old and with age, and exposure to the elements, wood becomes weak, so we believe [the collapse] is a combination of both of those things," said Peck.

The home is currently unoccupied and crews are performing renovations on the structure.