Iowa Construction Accident: Roof, wall collapse injured 3 at ice cream parlor

07/09/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Le Mars, IA—Le Mars Fire-Rescue rushed to a Blue Bunny’s old-fashioned ice cream parlor where a wall collapsed and roof trusses caved in, injuring three construction workers. Rescue crews were called to 115 Central Avenue N.W., at 12:04 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, as reported by the WCF Courier.

The three Larry Timmins Construction workers were reportedly installing a new roof when the second floor brick wall that separated ice cream parlor and Timmy’s Catering Service collapsed.

“As workers were in the second level attaching structural beams for a new roof something occurred the caused the top portion of the north wall to collapse and thus some of the timbers that were supporting that wall to fall into the second floor,” Wells’ Dairy spokesman Dave Smetter says.

Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief David Schipper stated firefighters rushed into the building where they found one man trapped underneath debris. Firefighters removed the worker and carried him to on a stretcher. Two other workers sustained injuries, but were also to escape the building without help. One of the workers was taken to Floyd Valley Hospital with serious injuries.

Officials are currently withholding the identity of the injured workers.

Officials with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CPSC) are expected to arrive at the scene to conduct a full investigation.

It is unknown what caused the wall to collapse.

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