Man Dies During Demolition Work at Old Delaware GM Plant

January 14, 2019

Delaware authorities say a demolition company leader died while supervising work at an old automobile plant.

Delaware State Police said the death occurred Friday afternoon at the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, which closed in 2009.

Police say its initial investigation shows Atlantic Coast Dismantling was performing demolition work at the plant that involved using heavy machinery and cables to take down steel beams. The news release says a cable snapped, striking head foreman Paul Leary of Miami. The 64-year-old Leary died at the scene.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration also came to the plant and are working with state police in the investigation.

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