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Demo Worker Killed in Beachwood Plaza Collapse

By kcora on

During a demolition at the Beachwood Shopping Center, a structure collapse trapping a worker.

Berkeley Township Police responded to an emergency call at the Beachwood Plaza, located at 46 Route 9, Bayville reference a structure collapse at approximately 2:10 p.m.

The foreman of a construction crew from Edgewood Properties out of Piscataway who was supervising demolition at the site reported that the structure's roof had collapsed upon a workman.

Berkeley Township Police and Bayville Fire Company 17 responded to the location to render aid to the trapped workman.

At approximately 2:58 p.m., members of the Bayville Fire Company recovered the worker, who was unresponsive. He was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene at 3:02 pm.

The deceased is identified as Raymond Crosby, 52, of Keansburg.

Members of OSHA will handle the investigation into the cause of the collapse and all follow up in the case.