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Hillsdale Waste Management roof collapse ‘could have been a disaster’

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: The overnight collapse of a roof at the Waste Management transfer station in Hillsdale “could have been a disaster if it happened during the day,” Borough Fire Chief Jason Durie said this morning.

The “catastrophic failure of the truss roof” occurred around 3 a.m. today at the facility off Brookside Place, Durie said.

“It’s a good thing nobody was inside,” the chief said. “The middle of the roof collapsed, and the bay doors were blown out.”

Following protocol, the Bergen County fire coordinator was contacted, as was the Hackensack Fire Department collapse team. Once it was determined no one was inside, the city team was called off.

Utilities were secured and the area cordoned off, Durie said.

Engineers were to determine whether the facility should be repaired or razed.

The collapse was one of several in the area that included the dome at Waldwick Superdome Sports, a Wallington elementary school and a Kohls department store on Route 46.

SEE: Waldwick Superdome employees could hear collapse coming

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