Construction worker hurt as wall falls

April 23, 1996

A 24-year-old construction worker was injured yesterday morning when a wall collapsed on him at a house being built in the first block of Wentworth Court in Westminster.

Donald J. Sterner of Westminster was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said four workers from Skillcraft Builders of Westminster were setting a 12-by-18-foot wooden wall when a brace gave way and the wall collapsed about 10: 30 a.m.

The accident is being investigated by Westminster police and state occupational, safety and health officials, police said.


Westminster: A resident of East Main Street told police that a wedding band set was stolen from her home last week. The loss was estimated at $1,000.

Westminster: A resident of Lakes Court told police that personal items were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on East Main Street last week. The loss was estimated at $1,150.

Westminster: Rolled coins and several cases of soda were reported stolen from a soda machine outside a carwash on Railroad Avenue last week.


Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 01 p.m. Friday to a brush fire along Sullivan Road. Units were out 16 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 7: 46 p.m. Sunday for a carbon monoxide alarm in the 2900 block of Cedarhurst Road. Units were out 32 minutes.

Work on water main will disrupt service

Westminster utility workers will be installing a new water main connection today beginning at midnight. Water service will be interrupted for about four hours in the following areas: Route 140 from Malcolm Drive to the Maryland State Police barracks, Poole Meadows, Walnut Ridge, Old Baltimore Boulevard and Old Westminster Pike.

Residents with concerns about the work may call the Water Treatment Plant at 848-7040.

Pub Date: 4/23/96

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