Oakmere Road, Owings Mills, MD

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WBAL-TV\Vanessa Herring

Two construction workers were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center when a building they were working on collapsed in the town of Owings Mills, Maryland on September 9th, 2016.

Emergency crews were called to the home around 3:50pm when three of the four walls of the building that the men were renovating collapsed, pinning them under roof timbers. Both men remained conscious, talking to rescuers during the hour that it took emergency workers to extricate them, said Lt. Paul Massarelli, Baltimore County Fire Department.[1]

Neighbors had expressed concern about the stability of the structure before the collapse. “It just didn’t look steady, didn’t look sturdy,” said Jo Ann McGinnis.[2]

An investigation is being opened by The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health program.[3]


  1. Ava-joye Burnett, "2 Workers Rescued After Roof Collapse In Owings Mills," CBS Baltimore, September 9, 2016, retrieved October 17.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Alison Knezevich, "Two construction workers injured in Owings Mills building collapse," The Baltimore Sun, September 10, 2016, retrieved October 17.