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.