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Maryland parking garage collapse kills one worker, severely injures another

BETHESDA, MD — One construction worker is dead and another severely injured after a “key portion” of a parking garage being built at a Maryland mall collapsed Thursday afternoon. An investigation of the collapse is underway. According to a news release from the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, a new 16-screen movie theater was being built on top of the parking garage when the structure collapsed. There were about 20 construction workers on the site at the time of the collapse. Montgomery County fire officials reported that around 1:47 p.m. a beam weighing 25 tons fell from the third floor ... Read More

Freon leak eyed as culprit in Eastdale mall employee death

Eastdale Mall in Montgomery, Alabama, reopened last night at 6 p.m. after inspectors found it posed no risk to the general public. The mall closed on Sunday after the body of 22-year-old employee Nicholas Burdette was found in the bathroom near the mall’s skating rink. Some mall employees and others familiar with the mall’s facilities believe that Burdette was killed by a Freon leak around the Ice Palace skating rink that allegedly has made others sick in the past. Burdette was employed by Professional Management Services, Inc., a company contracted by Eastdale Mall to provide janitorial services. Inspectors from the ... Read More