Parking deck collapse in Atlanta leaves 5 workers injured

Parking deck collapse in Atlanta leaves 5 workers injured


A parking deck in Atlanta partially collapsed Friday, injuring five workers, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to the parking deck near West Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue in the city’s Midtown section after it partially collapsed at about 11:40 a.m. Friday, fire officials at the scene told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

It’s unclear what caused the incident, but the workers were hurt when the pre-fabricated structure’s 11th floor collapsed onto its 10th, fire officials said.

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One injured worker was pulled off the structure by firefighters using a crane, department officials said in a tweet.

Four others were able to get down on their own power, the Journal-Constitution reports.

The worker who was rescued by crane was trapped under rubble and freed in about 10 minutes. He had injuries primarily to his legs, Atlanta Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen Riley told WSB-TV.

The condition of the four other workers, who were taken to area hospitals, was not immediately clear. One firefighter,

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