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1 dead, 1 hurt after shed collapse at Altoona business, CEO says

The CEO of Blair Signs in Altoona said one person is dead and another injured after a shed-like structure collapsed. (Photo: MGN Online)

UPDATE:

A statement from Blair Companies says the accident happened outside the building that houses the Millwork and Fixtures facility.

The release says the accident happened around 8:30 Friday morning when Tammy Hockenberry and Bruno Allison were working outside the building.

The two were standing near a wooden structure that served as an enclosure for equipment when a gust of wind caused it to roll over onto them.

The release said:

"Blair management is continuing to gather information related to this tragic event and will release more information as it is confirmed. Blair has reported this accident to OSHA and will, of course, cooperate with all agencies investigating the accident in every way possible."
In Tammy, we have lost a valued and respected member of our team. She was always positive, friendly and willing to help in any way. She enjoyed helping train new employees. Tammy had been active on our Blair Cares Committee with the mission to serve both Blair employees and the larger community. She had been with Blair for approximately two and a half years. We all join her family in their grief. Bruno is recovering from his injuries at Altoona Hospital and has been an employee at Blair for almost seven years. Both Tammy and Bruno work in the Awning Fabrication area

ORIGINAL:

The CEO of Blair Signs in Altoona said one person is dead and another injured after a shed-like structure collapsed Friday.

Philip DeVorris said the wind caused the structure to fall on the two.

DeVorris said both were taken to the hospital.

He said one of the victims died there and the other has a leg injury.

Altoona police are investigating.

DeVorris said the company will release a statement soon.

The names of the victims have not been released.




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