John T. Adamo Jr., the president of Adamo Group, died after his involvement in an Ohio construction accident, a family attorney confirmed today.
Adamo’s company has been a leading demolition contractor in Detroit for more than a generation and has participated most recently in the city’s extensive blight-removal effort.
“He has passed away,” attorney Christian Hauser said. “It was unexpected.”
Hauser confirmed the accident happened at the AEP Muskingum River Plant in Beverly, Ohio. The plant was being demolished after closing this summer, according to the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.
The accident happened at about 8:30 this morning, according to a press release from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Workers at the site were dismantling an old conveyor belt over a waterway when the housing for the belt line fell, injuring two workers who were transported to a local hospital, the release said.
Adamo Jr. has been involved in the family business for over 25 years. He served as project manager for numerous projects, including demolition of the Dodge main plant and of the Uniroyal Plant.
Adamo Group is a Detroit-headquartered company that has worked on demolition and environmental remediation projects since 1964.
Adamo is survived by his wife and four daughters.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers. John was a great man!