Lakeshore flood advisory from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday for 3 counties
Dense fog advisory issued for lakeshore counties until 4 a.m. Monday

Ceiling collapses, kills family friend during renovation project

HIGH POINT, North Carolina —  A High Point, North Carolina man is dead after part of a ceiling collapsed on him while painted the inside of a home, according to WGHP.

The accident happened at 1027 Ferndale Blvd. when the contractor was working in a two-story, single-family home.

The owner of the home told FOX8 that this was a family friend who had offered to help them renovate their house.

He had recently started to paint the living room when part of the ceiling fell on him.

**Embargo: Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC**
A High Point man is dead after part of a ceiling collapsed on him while painted the inside of a home.

In 911, calls the owner told emergency crews that he had come home to find his friend under the rubble.

At that time, he could not tell how badly the man was hurt.

Emergency crews arrived on scene and had to remove the front door to get inside the house.

His name has not been released.

There is no word on what might have caused the collapse.

N.C. State OSH Division will be handling the investigation.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.