Construction of a new ward building in Nibley for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is temporarily delayed after a portion of the roofing framework collapsed late Thursday afternoon.

Steve Thompson of Saunders Construction in Ogden said by 5:30 p.m. there may have been as many as 10 people working on the site when the trusses on the front half of the building collapsed, but he does not know exactly how many were inside or on the structure at the time. However, no one was injured, he said.

The church building is being built just south of 3200 South at about 1600 West. The framework was contracted out to Snapp Construction, who purchases the trusses, Thompson said.

While it doesn’t happen often, it is not unheard of for a roof to collapse during construction, he said. Construction companies carry insurance to cover this sort of incident, and right now, there is little he can do but wait for the insurance company to make its assessment so new materials can be ordered and construction can resume. Twitter: amacavinta

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