2 men in serious condition after scaffolding accident

March 29, 1996

Two New Windsor men remain in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after falling about 50 feet when scaffolding on which they were working in Westminster collapsed Wednesday, authorities said yesterday.

Witnesses told city police that Dale A. Arnold, 29, of the 3900 block of Buffalo Road and Michael A. Anthony, 28, of the 15000 block of Oak Orchard Road were removing roof shingles at the Apartments at The Greens in the 700 block of Crows Court when the center support for the scaffolding gave way, said Capt. Roger Joneckis of the Westminster Police Department.

The men were flown to Baltimore, where Mr. Arnold's condition was serious, and Mr. Anthony was in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

Officials from the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health program will continue investigating the accident, Captain Joneckis said.

It was unclear why the scaffolding collapsed and whether the men worked for a contractor or were employed by the apartment complex, the captain said.

Police

Westminster: A West George Street resident told city police that someone pried open a door to enter her home and steal $350.

Westminster: A Sykesville resident told city police that someone stole the rear license tag from her vehicle while it was parked at a garage and body shop in the 200 block of W. Main St. between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7: 45 p.m. Wednesday. The loss was estimated at $70.

Westminster: A resident of Taneytown Pike told city police at noon Saturday that someone shot numerous paint balls at her rental property on Anchor Street between 5: 30 p.m. March 21 and 8: 30 a.m. March 22. The damage was estimated at $50.

Westminster: Employees at the Mobil service station in the 1000 block of Baltimore Blvd. told state police that someone drove away without paying $32.30 for gasoline at 9: 50 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire

Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown, Pa., units responded at 11: 40 a.m. Wednesday for a chimney fire on High Street. Units were out 33 minutes.

Reese: Units from Reese responded at 2: 07 p.m. Tuesday for a mulch fire in the 1100 block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out eight minutes.

Reese: Reese firefighters responded at 2: 29 p.m. Tuesday for a mulch fire in the 1100 block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out 10 minutes.

Silver Run: Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown, Pa., units responded at 5: 39 p.m. Wednesday for a shed fire in the 1500 block of E. Mayberry Road. Units were out an hour.

Westminster: Westminster and Reese units responded at 1: 02 a.m. yesterday for a house fire in the 500 block of Old Westminster Pike. Units were out 14 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster, Reese, Gamber and Reisterstown units responded at 11: 46 a.m. Wednesday for smoke in a building on Washington Road. Units were out 37 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster firefighters responded at 10: 26 a.m. Wednesday for a trash fire on Route 97. Units were out 21 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster and Reese units responded at 1: 05 p.m. Tuesday for a fire alarm in the 200 block of N. Center St. Units were out 34 minutes.

Westminster: Units from Reese responded at 12: 27 p.m. Tuesday to stand by as state fire marshals disposed of a suspected pipe bomb in the 100 block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out 30 minutes.

Pub Date: 3/29/96

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