Employee injured after roof shingle of Frontera Grill in Chicopee comes down

Hampden County

Heavy winds Monday night caused pieces of the roof of a Mexican restaurant on Memorial Drive to come down, sending one person to the hospital.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk said reports about pieces of the roof coming down at Frontera Grill came in around 8:30 p.m. The restaurant is closed for the night.

Wilk said the pieces of the roof that came down hit one man in the head. He was taken to the hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.

Frontera Grill told 22News it was one of their employees who was struck in the head by a roof shingle while leaving the restaurant to his car. 

In a Facebook post, the restaurant said, “…he got treated by paramedics, he is safe and got sent to Baystate Medical Center to get further assessment.” 

The restaurant said they will most likely reopen Tuesday night after they assess the damages with police, fire officials, and Columbia Gas. 

Customers were evacuated and gas service at the restaurant was shut off as a precaution. 

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