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Ceiling falls on employees at Salt Lake City Smith’s, no serious injuries

By janelle stecklein and Justina McCandless

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Aug 13 2012 10:58 am • Last Updated Nov 30 2012 11:32 pm

Two Smith’s Food and Drug Center employees were injured Monday after a suspended ceiling fell on them.

Salt Lake City fire spokesman Jasen Asay said the workers were in the pharmacy at 828 S. 900 West about 9:50 a.m. when the ceiling fell on them. The two suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital for precautionary measures, he said.

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Asay said shelves that hold the prescription medications helped prevent any serious injuries during the collapse.

He said the store was apparently using the suspended ceiling as a makeshift attic-storage space.

"I guess it was too much and the ceiling came down," he said.

Smith’s now plans to "make certain this practice of storage isn’t happening in other stores as well," according to the store’s public relations representative Marsha Gilford.

Gilford said Smith’s is "very relieved" that there were no serious injuries.

The pharmacy will be closed for about 48 hours.


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