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Rescue workers had to bring cranes to the scene because the building was so unstable.
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Rescue workers had to bring cranes to the scene because the building was so unstable.

Search and rescue crews worked through the night and continue the hunt for a worker at a paper warehouse in Landover, Md. who remains unaccounted for after a roof collapse. Sixteen other employees did manage to safely escape the warehouse, located at 1501 Cabin Branch Dr.

The building collapse occurred when another employee driving a forklift clipped a storage shelf, knocking down other shelves in a domino effect, before striking a support beam.

Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady says the building is unstable. He fears a second collapse is likely. Large cranes and bulldozers have been brought in to help move debris. Without them, Brady says it will be impossible to find the missing man.

The man's wife is on the scene, and reportedly has not heard from her husband since before the accident.

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