MONROE — One man died Wednesday when a mobile home collapsed on him near Monroe.
Two people were working to remove the old, elevated, single-wide home around noon in the 26700 block of Old Pipeline Road, when cinder blocks supporting the house gave way, said Heather Chadwick, a spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 7.
The home fell almost straight down and pinned the man, Chadwick said. Minutes later first-responders confirmed he had died.
Fire crews struggled to reach him. Air bags and heavy-lift jacks could not lift the 60-foot-long structure. A technical rescue team arrived to help to raise the home. The address is about six miles northeast of Monroe.
So far, it was not known why the house fell. It’s unclear if recent soggy weather was a factor in the collapse.