A section of the ceiling at a Danvers Best Buy store collapsed last night, said Richard Maloney, the town's building inspector.
Police received a call at about 8:26 p.m. that an approximately 30-foot section of the ceiling at the Liberty Tree Mall store fell in, said Danvers Police Sergeant Robert Bettencourt.
No injuries were reported and police turned the investigation over to Maloney, Bettencourt said.
Upon inspection, Maloney found the collapse occurred at the store's main entrance, he said. The ceiling fell in because employees were improperly using it as storage space, Maloney said.
"People had been putting boxes and things [in the ceiling] and it just collapsed under the load," he said.
The section that fell was about 10 feet long and 30 feet wide, according to Maloney.
"It wasn't built for storage, and I don't think people working there knew that," Maloney said.
The ceiling was taken down and cleaned up last night, Maloney said. He expects the store to be open today, he added.
In the future, Maloney's office will require signage alerting people not to use the ceiling as storage, Maloney said.
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