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Worker Killed in Palisades Garage Accident

The complex's management sent a letter to residents on Monday about the incident.

(Updated 4:30 p.m.)—An employee at the Palisades apartment complex in Towson was killed Monday morning in an accident involving the building's automatic parking garage.

Timothy Bartholomew, 35, died at approximately noon Monday from injuries in a two-story fall from the fourth floor of the garage, police Detective Cathy Batton said.

The accident was caused when a portion of the automated parking machine fell from the fourth floor, causing Bartholomew to fall to the second floor, Batton said.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the complex at 212 Washington Ave. shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. Bartholomew was transported to , where he was pronounced dead.

The death is ruled accidental, though Batton said state occupational safety investigators were called to the scene

Bartholomew was also a resident of the apartment complex. Palisades management announced his death in a letter distributed to residents later Monday.

Two bays of the automatic parking garage will remain closed for maintenance, complex management said in the letter.

B D February 16, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I am a resident of the palisades but Tim was my friend first. I wasn't related to Tim by blood, but considered him my brother none the less. I have only known him for about a year but we clicked instantly. I think after a month or so we already had 40 inside jokes. We hung out with Tim all the time. He was a huge part of our lives and he wont be forgotten. RIP Tim Miss you Bro!
Michelle wetzel February 19, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I've know Tim since middle school..he was such a great guy..we were close friends in school..My heart goes out to his family. Please someone keep me posted on details on his service ..I don't want to miss it..R.I.P Tim ..we all love you
rudy February 27, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Tim is/;was my best friend when i came to palisades from 39westlex Tim was the first to take me under his wing and show me the ropes there was not a day i didnt get up and look forward to going to work its not just a job its a family the love and happiness give you a feeling of hey iam wanted and needed somewhere I matter to this family. When Iam sick or my back is hurting more then usual or family at home not well TIM was one of the first to say i am hear for you anything you need i have your back I/he was my right hand man now that he gone there a void its different the brightness from tim personality its gone he is truely miss and since there hasnt been a service i have had no true closing my heart hurts my bestfriend/brotherwas taking to soon and i have asked my self why but i just believe it was his time the lord takes the best he needed Tim earlier gone but never ever forgotten I miss you my friend my brother RUDY & BARBARA, NOEL, SELENA, MARCO-ANTONIO, CAROLINA AND JONATHAN MARROQUIN
Barbara March 03, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I was so saddened when I heard of Tim's passing , what a tragic accident . Tim lived 2 doors down from me when he lived in Millersville a few years back, such a gentle soul . I will always remember his smile and hilarious sense of humor. Tim, Sam and I had many good times together. I still have his Kilians beer mug in my freezer where it shall remain. I know Tim is in heaven with his dear Father who he loved so much . My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends , you will be missed and thought of often
Emma White May 27, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Tim was such a sweet guy. He was always kind and friendly and so helpful to me and my family when we lived at the Palisades for a short time. Still can't believe it all happened. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. As another mentioned, you will be missed and thought of often Tim.

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