BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON WORK AT A HALT — This Dollar General store in Orange City remains unfinished, following a fatal workplace incident. One man was killed and another was hurt when the roof of the building suddenly collapsed.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is continuing its investigation into the roof collapse that left one worker dead and another injured in Orange City last month.

The Orange City Police Department has concluded its investigation into the Nov. 8 incident at the site of a Dollar General store being built at 1550 S. Volusia Ave. After finding no evidence of criminal activity, police filed no charges, Lt. Jason Sampsell said.

No further construction work has taken place at the site since the fatal mishap.

“The investigation is still current,” OSHA spokesman Eric Lucero told The Beacon. “From the time we initiate an investigation, we have six months to issue citations, if warranted.”

The collapse of the roof of the store under construction resulted in the death of Fredys Montejopolo, 66, of Kissimmee. Montejopolo, according to information taken by the police, was standing within the building at floor level and handing pieces of lumber to his younger brother, Guillermo Montejopolo, 56, also from Kissimmee, when the roof gave way. Fredys Montejopolo was pinned underneath the falling debris.

Guillermo Montejopolo was transported to AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City for treatment of his injuries.


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