Ceiling Collapse at Syracuse Building Kills Liverpool Man

01/26/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Syracuse, NY — A Liverpool man was killed Wednesday, January 25, 2012, when a chunk of ceiling collapsed from a building in downtown Syracuse that is undergoing demolition. The fatal work-related accident occurred at the Snow Building, located behind the University Building on East Washington Street, just before 1 p.m., reported YNN.com.

According to reports, Steven Pallotta, 25, of Liverpool, was working on the ninth floor of the building when a large piece of the ceiling, measuring at a 15 x 15-foot, fell onto him. Pallotta was reportedly standing on a ladder and taking down a piece of concrete when the accident occurred.

Responding emergency crews rushed Pallotta to Upstate University Hospital, where his injuries proved fatal and he was pronounced dead at 1:40 p.m., the Wall Street Journal reported.

JS Development reportedly employed Pallotta at the time.

Syracuse Police and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating.

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