The Engineering News-Record updated readers on the aftermath of a horrific sequence of construction accidents in midtown Atlanta last week.
A precast concrete parking deck structure under construction near Emory University Midtown Hospital in Atlanta underwent a partial collapse on Friday, September 11, and caused injuries to a half dozen workers, including one who had to be extricated from under a beam that fell through multiple floors of the structure in a daring rescue by Atlanta Fire and a crane operator.
A second incident Saturday as workers tried to shore up and repair the structure led to more injuries as a worker rode another I-beam down a 10-story collapse. According to Batson-Cook, the prime contractor for the structure, all affected workers were employed by Metromont, a Greenville, SC precast concrete contractor. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening according to Batson-Cook representatives, although four workers were treated at local hospitals.
The pair of incidents in rapid succession have left local officials wary of additional collapses and have blocked off the site and closed the roads surrounding it, asking locals to stay clear. Few details have yet emerged on the specifics of the incident.
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