PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A Parkersburg man died this week while doing maintenance work at a church gymnasium. Parkersburg Police identified the victim as Bernard R. Williams, 79.
Williams reportedly fell through the ceiling of the gym at South Parkersburg Baptist Church when a portion of the drywall ceiling broke. Williams, who was changing a filter on a heating and cooling system at the time, fell an estimated 25 feet.
A church custodian found his body.
It happened on Tuesday.