OH Work-Related Accident: Building Collapse Injures Worker in Franklinton

09/30/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Columbus, OH — A building unexpectedly collapsed in Franklinton Thursday, September 29, 2011, leaving one man with leg injuries. The demolition accident occurred at a building located behind the Columbus Fire Station 10, near W. Broad Street and N. Glenwood Avenue just after 12:30 p.m., reported the Columbus Dispatch.

Officials reported, Shane Wells and Richard McHaffie were on the roof of the building that was being demolished when it suddenly collapsed. Another worker, Roger Davis, was in a crane basket while being raised to the roof when the building collapsed, causing David to fall 35 feet inside the basket. He landed in the wreckage of the fallen building.

Wells was trapped by the roofing and was found hanging upside down the roof’s beams. McHaffie and Davis managed to climb out of the rubble themselves, while Wells had to be rescued. McHaffie and Davis were uninjured in the collapse.

Wells was rushed to Mount Carmel West hospital for treatment of leg injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

All three men reportedly work for Loewendick & Sons, who was hired to demolish the former Marzetti cooler.

Investigations into the work-related accident are underway. Officials with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are conducting an investigation into the building collapse.

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