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Midtown Parking Garage Collapses Twice Leaving Six Injured

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Six people were injured over the weekend when a parking garage in Midtown collapsed on two separate occasions.

The structure at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue will serve as the new parking lot for Emory University Hospital Midtown.

The first collapse occurred on Friday. Five people suffered injuries while one worker was trapped.

Another person sustained injuries when the garage collapsed again on Saturday.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Jean Rooker said crews responded to the second incident just after 1 p.m.

The unnamed individual suffered leg injuries when they became trapped.

Rooker said everyone else was accounted for and officials didn’t believe anyone else was injured on Saturday.

The authorities said the second collapse occurred when work crews returned to the scene to reinforce the structure.

In the words of the Atlanta Fire Rescue, a worker was trapped when a beam “pancaked down multiple floors”.

The exact cause of Friday’s incident is not yet known. However, the authorities said a partial collapse occurred when a section of the 11th floor fell onto the 10th.

Everyone was taken to a safer location within 18 minutes. Four of the five injured people were able to get down on their own while the fifth man had to be lifted from the rubble. He was placed on a stretcher and lowered with a crane.

He suffered leg injuries but never lost consciousness.

Engineers were summoned to assess the stability of the structure on Friday afternoon, but they apparently couldn’t prevent the second collapse.

The deck is being constructed by Baston-Cook Construction and it is expected to be 16 stories high.

If you suffered injuries in an incident that could potentially be due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia personal injury lawyer can help you.

Source: https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-1-injured-after-midtown-parking-deck-collapses-again/VI5WBZNBAVC3ZCWXEQUJGU5HU4/

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