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Date: May 5, 2014

On Monday 5/5/2014, at 10:01 a.m. the Baltimore County Fire Department received a call for a building collapse at the Sparrows Point steel plant, 1577 Sparrows Point Road, Sparrows Point, Maryland 21219.

Workers were in the area of the old tin mill doing demolition work on the Old Cold Strip Mill. While workers were inside of the building, the roof collapsed, injuring nine workers. (Early reports said that five workers were injured, but the final count is nine.) Four of the workers were transported to the  R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with fair to critical injuries. The other five patients were transported with minor injuries to other local hospitals.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.

Approximately 65 personnel from BCoFD responded to the scene, along with 25 pieces of apparatus. Seven medic units, along with two helicopters from the Maryland State Police, were used to treat and transport the injured. At  last check with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, two of the patients remained in critical, one in serious and one in fair.

Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on December 23 at the 1st Mariner Bank in the 7000 block of Security Boulevard 21244. The suspect presented a teller a note demanding money. That suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male, 30’s-40’s, 5’6”-5’7”, heavy build, black puffy coat, hooded sweatshirt, Polo hat, and black framed glasses.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

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Revised June 27, 2017