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One dead after chicken barn collapse in Adams County

The Adams County Coroner has responded to the chicken barn collapse, and one person has been pronounced dead.

ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. — A man is dead and seven others were taken to the hospital after a chicken barn collapsed in Adams County on Friday morning.

According to emergency dispatch, the building, located at Hillandale Farms in the 300 block of Spicer Road in Tyrone Township, collapsed around 7:30 a.m. on July 29.

State Police say that 53-year-old Jose Rojas-Flores, from Harrisburg, was pronounced dead at the scene, while seven other people were removed from the collapse and taken to the hospital.

There is no word on their conditions at this time.

Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that the eight individuals were not Hillandale employees.

"The structure is a Hillandale Farm," PSP Troop H Public Information Officer Megan Fraizer said. "The individuals inside were not... They were a separate company for contracting."

It's unclear exactly why the building collapsed, but it was vacant at the time of the incident.

FOX43 did contact Hillandale Farms to get more details on the building. The company said it could not provide any additional information on the building or the collapse at this time.

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