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(UPDATE) Dunwoody man dies after fall at Pullman Yard

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(UPDATE) Dunwoody man dies after fall at Pullman Yard

The Pullman Yard in Kirkwood. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
The Pullman Yard in Kirkwood. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Pullman Yard in Kirkwood. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a Dunwoody man at Pullman Yard, according to Reporter Newspapers.

Alexander “Ty” Flynn of Dunwoody died on May 13 when he climbed up a ladder on the side of one of the buildings at the site, which is closed to the public. He attempted to walk across the roof and stepped on a fiberglass skylight. He stepped through it and fell about 40 feet, Reporter Newspapers says.

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Here is the full press release from the GBI:

Atlanta, GA – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Capitol Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) urge the public to refrain from unauthorized entry of the Pullman Train Yard.  The Pullman Train Yard is a set of historical buildings of brick railroad warehouses located in the Kirkwood area of Atlanta, containing cranes, massive platforms, and trains.  Over the past several years, there have been multiple reports of trespassers at this location and its surrounding area.  Public awareness of the dangers associated with trespassing in this area is critical.

On Friday, May 13, 2016, the GBI was requested by DPS Capitol Police to investigate the death of Alexander Flynn.

On the afternoon of Friday, May13, 2016, Alexander Flynn and two (2) friends entered the Pullman Train Yard, without authorization, to skateboard and explore the property.  Flynn reportedly discovered a ladder affixed to the inside of one of the structures and climbed the ladder to the roof.  He attempted to walk across the roof top but it appears that he inadvertently stepped on a fiberglass skylight causing him to fall approximately forty (40) feet onto the concrete floor below.  Resuscitative measures were immediately administered and medical personnel responded to the location.  Despite their efforts, Flynn succumbed to his injuries.

The public’s safety remains of paramount concern.  If anyone witnesses suspicious activity at this or any location, you are strongly encouraged to contact DPS Capitol Police at (404) 624-7281 or local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1.

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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