Man dies in collapse of deck in Eldersburg

June 19, 1996

A Mount Airy man was crushed to death Monday beneath a wooden deck under construction at a home in the 6400 block of Daniel Court in Eldersburg, state police said.

Vittorio Nicastri, 50, of the 2400 block of Mullinix Road, was pronounced dead at the scene about 6: 45 p.m., police said.

State occupational safety and health officials will investigate why the nearly completed deck collapsed, police said. The man was working alone.

Soroptimist International names Woman of Distinction

Paula Langmead, Springfield Hospital Center's first female and first nonmedical superintendent, has been named Woman of Distinction for 1995 by the Soroptimist International of Westminster.

A Linton Springs resident, Langmead has worked at Springfield since 1981, starting as executive administrator to the assistant superintendent. She was promoted to assistant superintendent and, in 1993, to superintendent.

Langmead has a bachelor's degree in special education and a master's degree from Loyola College.

She is described as a hands-on administrator, seeing to the care of more than 500 patients and 1,100 employees at Springfield.

She and her husband have four children.


Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 7: 57 a.m. Monday for an auto fire on Bartholow Road. Units were out 46 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville and Mount Airy assisted Howard County at 1: 34 p.m. Monday, responding for a fire alarm on Monticello Drive. Units were out 19 minutes.

Gamber: Firefighters responded at 10: 28 p.m. Monday to rescue a motorist stranded by water in the 11000 block of Reisterstown Road in Baltimore County. Units were out 32 minutes.

Gamber: Firefighters responded at 11: 30 p.m. Monday for a tree fire on Arlington Drive at Route 32. Units were out 14 minutes.

Gamber: Firefighters from Sykesville, Reese and Glyndon in Baltimore County assisted Gamber at 11: 51 p.m. Monday, responding for an electrical odor in the 3700 block of Sykesville Road. Units were out 25 minutes.

Pub Date: 6/19/96

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