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Building collapse at former Blockbuster store site in New Jersey kills 1 worker; 2 others OK

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    Investigators, left, walk around the scene of a fatal building collapse today in Cherry Hill, N.J.

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    Rescue workers recover a body at the scene of a building collapse Friday, June 20, 2014, in Cherry Hill, N.J. Cherry Hill Fire Director Patrick Kelly says the collapse occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Friday on Route 38 at the site of a former Blockbuster video store. Kelly says the building was almost totally demolished already but that the last section fell on top of the worker. He says the worker likely died instantly. Two other workers at the site were uninjured, including a person operating a backhoe at the time of the collapse.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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    Rescue workers operate at the scene of a building collapse Friday, June 20, 2014, at the site of a former Blockbuster video rental store in Route 38 in Cherry Hill, N.J. Police were not immediately able to confirm the extent of any injuries. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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    An investigator puts on protective gloves at the the scene of a fatal building collapse Friday, June 20, 2014, in Cherry Hill, N.J. Cherry Hill Fire Director Patrick Kelly says the collapse occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Friday on Route 38 at the site of a former Blockbuster video store. Kelly says the building was almost totally demolished already but that the last section fell on top of the worker. He says the worker likely died instantly. Two other workers at the site were uninjured, including a person operating a backhoe at the time of the collapse.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Investigators, left, walk around the scene of a fatal building collapse today in Cherry Hill, N.J.

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. — A building that was being demolished in southern New Jersey has collapsed and killed a worker.

The collapse occurred Friday afternoon at the site of a former Blockbuster video rental store in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia suburb.

Cherry Hill Fire Director Patrick Kelly says the building was almost fully demolished already but the last section of it fell on top of the worker. He says the worker likely died instantly.

A person operating a backhoe and another worker were uninjured.

Kelly says the contractor had all the necessary permits to demolish the building. The identity of the contractor hasn’t been disclosed.

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