The Danville Fire Department responded to an industrial accident today at 10:40am with reports of 2 people falling through a roof. The first arriving unit arrived on scene at 10:46am and reported 2 people had fallen approximately 40 feet through a roof at the old Brantley Steam Plant. The building was being demolished by a private contractor for the City of Danville, VA. Two victims were treated, packaged and transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
The Danville Fire Department responded with 2 engines, a ladder truck, 2 command units, 2 support units and one fire marshal. The Danville Life Saving Crew and Danville Police Department assisted on scene. Twenty two fire personnel were on the scene for just over one hour.
Battalion Chief Chris Key