Highlands Employees Injured When Old Borough Hall Ceiling Collapses

HighlandsHighlands Borough Clerk Carolyn Cummins and Assistant Borough Clerk Debbie Daily were seriously injured this morning when the ceiling of the former borough hall collapsed under them.

The women were in the attic of the Sandy damaged building looking for official documents when the collapse occured.

Highlands Mayor Frank Nolan said that a Medi Vac Helicopter was called for Cummins, but then called off.  Both women have been transported to the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.

UPDATE: Both women are expected to make a full recovery.

Highlands’ municipal operations have been conducted in trailers since shortly after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the borough.

Debbie Daily, left and Carolyn Cummins

Debbie Daily, left and Carolyn Cummins, Highlands Assistant Clerk and Clerk. Photo by Ken Braswell, Shoregrafx.com

Posted: June 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Highlands Employees Injured When Old Borough Hall Ceiling Collapses”

  1. Carleen concannon said at 3:41 pm on June 21st, 2016:

    Prayers for both women.

  2. Bob English said at 5:22 pm on June 21st, 2016:

    Scary stuff…..glad to hear the ladies are going to be okay.

  3. Olivia de cellio said at 6:06 pm on June 21st, 2016:

    Wish them well

  4. Time to said at 8:03 pm on June 21st, 2016:

    fix or demolish.. too dangerous.. that town had it rough- best to them..

  5. Ralph Reifer said at 8:11 pm on June 21st, 2016:

    Glad the woman are doing ok. My prayers go out to them. It’s funny how long it takes the government to give these towns money to fix there buildings that run the township. But when they need some thing. They find the money right away. And here it has been years. And I know it. Sea bright,s fire house just starting to rebuild it. And it took this long. It always takes some thing like this. For someone to get hurt. Before they say. Let’s speed this up. I’m only one person. Just my opinion. Thank you.

  6. Vito Gadaleta, RMC said at 3:52 pm on June 22nd, 2016:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carolyn and Debbie. Any assistance we might provide to the Borough please don’t hesitate to reach out.