Engineer, Insurance Investigator to Probe Mich. Wall Collapse

October 31, 2011

A structural engineer and an insurance investigator will help determine why an 8-foot wall collapsed in a Michigan high school locker room, killing a 14-year-old student.

Police said Williamston High School freshman Gabriel Corbett was buried under cement blocks from the interior wall Wednesday and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Principal Jeff Thoenes tells the Lansing State Journal for a story published Friday that the locker room will remain closed for now. He says the school otherwise is believed to be safe.

Police said that the boy had jumped and grabbed for the top to do a pull-up when the wall collapsed.

Williamston is located 20 miles east of Lansing.

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