WAMU 88.5 : News

One Man Missing After Warehouse Roof Collapses In Landover

Play associated audio
Rescue workers had to bring cranes to the scene because the building was so unstable.
Markette Smith
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.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
WAMU 88.5

Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.