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by Dave Gradijan

Employee Missing After Georgia Motel Blast

Jun 27, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

A two-story motel in Georgia, close to the Alabama border, collapsed after an explosion, and one maintenance worker is feared to be trapped in the rubble, an Associated Press article on reports.

According to the article, investigators believe a gas explosion shook the motel shortly before 9 a.m., collapsing the roof over a corner of rooms and dumping debris on cars parked below. Eight rooms were destroyed, and the damage was centered on a laundry-maintenance room.

Bremen Police Capt. Richard Harrison told the AP that all of the motel’s guests were accounted for, but a 44-year-old maintenance worker was missing and feared to be trapped in the collapsed corner of the building.

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commission John Oxendine told the AP the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Compiled by Paul Kerstein

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