Wednesday, August 4, 2010

T-storm winds kill worker

EDGERTON, OH (WTOL) - The fire department says strong winds from a thunderstorm caused a 10' brick wall to collapse, killing a construction worker.   The wall was part of the new school being built in Edgerton. It's a preschool through eighth grade building that was scheduled to open in the fall of 2011.   Storms passed through Williams County around 11 a.m. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Updates to this story can be found here:

http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=1292366

Severe storms tracked through Indiana between 10-11 am EDT and weakened slightly as they moved into western Ohio.  Radar estimates of winds for the storm near Edgerton showed wind gusts around 50-55 mph.  (Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when the winds hit or exceed 58 mph).