Roof Collapse Takes Mans Life

Death Due To Roof Collapse - On April 1st, shortly after 11 a.m. Atkinson Fire and Rescue as well as Atkinson Police responded to a call for service at 209 E. State Street in Atkinson. Noel Coss-Ortiz, a 43 year old male, was trapped by debris following a roof collapse. Mr. Coss-Ortiz was extricated by Atkinson Fire and Rescue personnel and transported to West Holt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigation by the Atkinson Police Department and the Holt County Coroner showed that the subject was working on a building renovation project at the property when the roof collapsed. The death was ruled as accidental. The Holt County Attorney would like to extend condolences to Mr. Coss-Ortiz’s family and sincere gratitude to the members of the Atkinson Fire and Rescue and Atkinson Police Department.  

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