Man dies after farm building collapses

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A 53-year-old Harrisburg man working as part of a crew tearing down an old commercial chicken house in Adams County was killed Friday when the building collapsed. 

State troopers from the Gettysburg barracks responded to Hillandale Farms, located in the 300 block of Spicer Road in Tyrone Township, around 9 a.m. to assist firefighters at the scene of the building collapse, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Eight people were inside the building when it collapsed. Seven were able to escape, but one man was found dead by emergency workers. The Adams County coroner responded to the scene. 

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Police said the men were part of a private contractor crew hired to demolish several buildings on the property. 

The identity of the man who died will be released after his next of kin are notified.  

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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