1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Michigan Civic Center Ceiling Collapse

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say one worker has died and another has been injured after a section of ceiling collapsed at a western Michigan civic center.

Capt. Keith Mulder of the Holland Department of Public Safety says an employee of a subcontractor working on a renovation of the Holland Civic Center was pronounced dead at the scene after being freed from debris.

Mulder says a second worker was injured and hospitalized.

The names of the workers were not immediately released.

Mulder says a small section of ceiling near an entrance collapsed. The cause of the collapse wasn’t immediately known.

Mayor Nancy DeBoer called the collapse “a very tragic accident.”

The civic center built in 1954 is undergoing a $16.5 million renovation. It hosts sporting events, concerts, theatrical productions and other programs.

 

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen LIVE