Bell County man killed in demolition accident

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Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 10:06 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 10:20 AM EDT
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BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One man in Bell County is dead following an accident while demolishing an old building.

WYMT confirmed Larry Lewis, 74, was killed in the accident Tuesday evening.

Officials with the Bell County Coroner’s Office say during the demolition of an old, burned house, Lewis and another man were trying to pull down an I-beam over the garage when a chain broke.

The beam then fell onto Lewis, causing multiple blunt-force injuries and crushing him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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