Worker, 42, killed in fall at warehouse

June 25, 2008|By Madison Park

A 42-year-old man died after falling from scaffolding at a Harford County warehouse yesterday.

Authorities did not release the identity of the man, pending notification of next of kin.

The man was working for a masonry company, building a cinder-block wall in an old appliance warehouse on Appliance Drive in Belcamp, said Sgt. Dave Betz, spokesman for Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Betz said that about 1:45 p.m., while the man was on top of the scaffolding and moving to a different part of the wall, he fell 16 to 18 feet.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies had not determined what caused the fall.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is taking over the investigation, Betz said.

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