SALT LAKE CITY -- The investigation into the roof collapse of a vacant Brigham City store that killed a construction worker could take 30 to 60 days to complete, according to the state's top OHSA official.
"Investigations, depending on the complexity of the case, might take anywhere from a few days up to six months," Louis M. Silva, director of the Utah Occupational Health and Safety Administration Division, said Friday.
"I don't expect this case to take six months," Silva said, confirming a compliance officer from OHSA was sent to the scene.
A case report on the investigation, which will include whether safety violations occurred, will be made available to the public through the GRAMA (Government Records Management Act) process, Silva said.
The collapse occurred about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the former Kmart store at 990 S. Main St.
The worker killed in the incident was an employee of Penhall Construction Co., based in of Anaheim, Calif.
Officials have not released the name of the man who died, but Salt Lake City media have identified him as Saofai Sautia, 39, of Sandy.
Utah requires employers to report fatalities and serious injuries to OHSA within eight hours of occurrence, which the company on site did, Silva said.