The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Joplin Metro

August 12, 2013

Building demolition causes one injury

JOPLIN, Mo. — The demolition Monday of a building at Ninth and Main streets in Joplin injured one construction worker, but further details were not available at noon.

Jack Schaller, assistant public works director with the city of Joplin, said an employee of B&D Builders, the contractor of the project, was injured during demolition of the building at 914 Main St.

"We don't know to what extent right now," he said by telephone late Monday morning. "We're still getting the rest of the information in right now."

Schaller said Main Street between Seventh and 10th streets, which had been closed for the demolition, will reopen soon.

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