Lincoln police say Ryan Kizzier, the plumber injured when parts of a ceiling collapsed a week ago at Nebraska Animal Medicine and Emergency Center, has died.

Officer Angela Sands said police learned Sunday that he died of his injuries.

Kizzier was trapped when part of a ceiling collapsed on him July 15 at the veterinary clinic at 5720 Old Cheney Road.

Rescue crews were able to free Kizzier, a contractor working on a leaky pipe above a dog kennel, within a few minutes by using airbags. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

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An investigation continues into the cause of the partial ceiling collapse. The business reopened after structural engineers determined the building was safe.

All animals were safe, a Facebook post by the business said.

A GoFundMe account set up for Kizzier after the mishap has brought in more than $11,000. Kizzier owned Lincoln Plumbing.

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