Tucson Strip Mall Drywall Falls Injuring 3

July 9, 2014

Three people were slightly injured after being struck by drywall that fell from a ceiling at a Tucson, Ariz., strip mall.

Northwest Fire District officials say four people were waiting for their appointments about 2 p.m. Monday at the Arizona Department of Economic Security, which has offices at the shopping center.

The four were in a breezeway where a large piece of drywall fell and hit them.

Two people were treated at the scene and taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

A third person was treated and released and the fourth person denied injury.

Marana building officials believe that a wind gust may have brought air into the roof vents, causing the drywall to break free and fall.

Fire officials say recent rains have been ruled out as a cause.

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