1 man dead after building collapse in Clark County

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A 58-year-old man has died from his injuries after he became trapped when a building he was demolishing collapsed in the Town of Grant in Clark County.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call at about 6 p.m. Thursday about a man trapped under a collapsed building on Ridge Road.

Authorities pulled Paul Rueth from the building and took him to Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, where he died from his injuries.

Investigators say Rueth had been demolishing a building and it collapsed on him, pinning him between the roof and the wooden foundation. Officials say Rueth’s death doesn’t appear suspicious at this time.