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Rick Lord A fatal construction collapse in New Jersey, a fertilizer fire in Texas, and a scene staged for a reason in Tennessee on this USA Update

May 30, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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New Jersey... one person is dead after a collapse inside a restaurant. A construction crew was installing a staircase in the basement of Coda Kitchen and Bar this morning when the stairs and some of the ceiling gave way. The first floor collapsed onto the basement; one construction worker was trapped under the rubble and pronounced dead at the scene. Another injured worker was taken out on a stretcher. The third member of the crew was not hurt...

Texas... firefighters battled massive flames at a fertilizer plant in Athens, about 70 miles southeast of Dallas. The flames were so intense, police had to cordon off a five-block radius near the plant, forcing people to evacuate. No injuries have been reported, but officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire...

Tennessee... a homeowner wants passersby to slow down, so he's created a unique and some what alarming view for them. A police car and plane designed to look like they've crashed into the house. The homeowner says his goal is to have people to take a minute to stop and enjoy life. But some people have been calling 911. The plane is used as a bathroom vent, and the squad car is hooked up to the dryer exhaust. And with that, it's time to leave the scene on this USA Update.


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