NEW INFORMATION: New Jersey building collapse kills 1 worker; 2 OK

By: WCAU-TV Email
By: WCAU-TV Email

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- A building that was being demolished in southern New Jersey has collapsed and killed a worker.

The collapse occurred Friday afternoon at the site of a former Blockbuster video rental store in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia suburb.

Cherry Hill Fire Director Patrick Kelly says the building was almost fully demolished already but the last section of it fell on top of the worker. He says the worker likely died instantly.

A person operating a backhoe and another worker were uninjured.

Kelly says the contractor had all the necessary permits to demolish the building. The identity of the contractor hasn't been disclosed.
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CHERRY HILL, NJ (WCAU) -- One person was killed and several people are trapped after a partial building collapse in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Officials say a portion of the old Blockbuster Video store on the 500 block of NJ 38 collapsed Friday afternoon. The building was undergoing demolition at the time of the incident.

At least one person was killed in the collapse and several people are currently trapped, according to officials.

The store was one of thousands across the country that closed after Blockbuster LLC filed for bankruptcy.

The collapse occurred at the construction site of a new Wawa store, according to the office of Community Development for Cherry Hill.


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