1 person killed when building partially collapses in Parkland neighborhood
One person is dead after a building partially collapsed Friday afternoon in the Parkland neighborhood.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One person is dead after a building partially collapsed Friday afternoon in the Parkland neighborhood.
It happened just before 4 p.m. at Les' Meat Market at the corner of 28th Street and Grand Avenue.
The Jefferson County deputy coroner says John Will Dozier, 71, died when a facade of bricks fell from the building.
Dozier was doing some work for the owner of the market when the front part of the building collapsed, pinning him between a large metal beam and a metal drum. He died of "multiple injuries sustained in the collapse."
Randy Skeens, who said he works at the meat market, had just left work, when he turned back hearing a downpour of debris
Fire chief Sal Melendez says the investigation is still underway as to what caused part of the building to give way.
"We have Metro Government's building inspectors on site, structural engineers to help us assess the structural stability of what remains of the building."
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