Tennessee Construction Worker Killed When Building Collapses

January 25, 2012

A construction worker has been killed in the collapse of a building in the West Tennessee town of Greenfield.

City Fire Chief Bob Dudley said the structure on Front Street crumbled at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, killing a man who was working on a construction crew in a vacant lot beside it. The man was buried in debris, which also fell onto his cousin, but that man was rescued and taken to a hospital, according to WCMT Radio in Martin.

The building housed Legends Little Italy pizza parlor.

Authorities said they located the body of the 32-year-old victim and it would take several hours to remove it from the debris.

Dudley said high winds associated with an overnight storm might have contributed to the collapse.

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