ATLANTA – At least five construction workers were injured after a portion of a parking deck collapsed Friday afternoon in midtown Atlanta, officials said.
Firefighters had to use a saw to cut concrete and free one worker whose leg was pinned, according to the Atlanta Fire Department. Rescuers then used a crane was used to move the injured worker to safety.
Officials said all five workers suffered non-life threatening injuries.
SKY FOX 5 flew over the scene where the partially collapsed parking garage in midtown Atlanta could be seen.
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The parking garage, located at W Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue near the Crown Plaza Hotel, was under construction. Engineers were checking to see if the remainder of the floor was secure.
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No word on what caused the collapse.
Officials were asking anyone in the area to use caution. Spring Street from Linden to I-75 and Linden between W Peachtree Street and Spring were closed due to the collapse.
Details on when streets would reopen were not immediately made available.
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