A Kentucky man was buried under a mountain of brick and killed when a building collapsed on Friday in Louisville. The fatal accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the Parkland neighborhood at 28th and Grand Avenue. There were many witnesses nearby when the building collapsed, including the owner of the building and a worker. Everyone was able to escape except for the 71-year-old worker, who was trapped under a mound of debris. The owner claims he was inside the back of the building when he saw the front part collapse. Firefighters arrived on the scene and worked to quickly remove each brick off the man's body. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. During the rescue, another part of the building began to collapse, but no one else was injured. According to emergency rescue personnel, the firefighters had to remove the debris methodically, ensuring all of the additional hazards were eliminated. The property owner claims the building was under construction, and the 71-year-old man was on the property performing work. Firefighters have requested the remaining building to be demolished as soon as possible before anyone else is injured.
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