Waterloo Man Killed In Tent Collapse In Downtown St. Louis

Posted on: 7:40 pm, April 28, 2012, by , updated on: 11:23pm, April 29, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Sunday flickering candles and bouquets of flowers formed a memorial to the storm victims from Saturday’s tent collapse next to the Kilroy’s Sports Bar.

One man died during the incident from blunt trauma.  Seventeen were taken to local hospitals and eleven more came to emergency rooms later in the day.  As of Sunday night nine individuals remained hospitalized.  St. Louis University Hospital had two in intensive care units. One was identified as critical and the other serious.

The man who died in the tent collapse near Busch Stadium has been identified as a retired iron worker from Waterloo, IL.  Alfred Goodman was known as “Big Al.”  He was a member of the Waterloo Sportsman’s Club for 25 years.  Relatives say he was born and grew up in the Waterloo area.  As an iron worker he was a member of Local 392.  One of the projects he worked on was the McKinley Bridge.

Mr. Goodman is survived by his wife Shelley, three daughters and two grandchildren.  As of Sunday night, funeral arrangements were still pending.

 


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