ATLANTA, GA – Authorities said seven workers were injured in separate collapses at a parking deck under construction in Atlanta, according to WSB.
The incidents happened at a parking lot being built for the new Emory Midtown Hospital at West Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue.
On Friday at about 11 a.m., a pre-fabricated wall of the 11th floor collapsed onto the 10th floor. Six construction workers were hospitalized, including one who was trapped under the rubble and suffered injuries to his legs. The other five sustained minor injuries.
Then on Saturday, another worker was seriously injured when a concrete beam he was standing on collapsed and fell about 10 stories.
The accidents caused West Peachtree Street to be shut down between Pine and Linden Avenues. The city has ordered the construction company involved to stop work while an investigation is conducted. OSHA investigators have been on the scene looking into the situation.
When it is completed, the parking deck is expected to be 16 stories high with 3,000 parking spaces and 16,000 square feet of retail space.
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