“It was crazy. It was very emotional and scary. I’m just glad everybody for the most part is OK.”
The building was under construction at the time. Luckily, no one was killed.
FOX News reports:
Several injured after partial building collapse near Yale medical school
At least eight construction workers in Connecticut were injured after a building partially collapsed just after noon Friday a few blocks from Yale University and its medical school.
The building in New Haven was under construction at the time of the collapse. Workers told first responders that too much concrete pooled in one area after it was poured faster than they could spread it, causing the collapse, Fire Chief John Alston Jr. said during a news conference.
First responders had additional urgency to rescue the victims because the concrete was drying, he said.
“Our units responded immediately within minutes and found several persons in varying degrees of injury, from broken bones to three that were partially buried under the rubble,” Alston added.
“They did some excellent work under some harrowing conditions,” Alston said. “I’m very proud of that considering what happened in Iowa recently. We’ve been talking about collapses in our area, so they responded admirably.”
In Davenport, Iowa, three people are feared dead after a partial building collapse Sunday.
Using ladders and ropes, the first responders helped the injured trapped behind jagged rebar and other debris to safety.
“We heard a crash and we jumped up,” witness Danean Doheny said. “It was crazy. It was very emotional and scary. I’m just glad everybody for the most part is OK.”
He works on the fourth floor of a neighboring building.
He added that the concrete continued to run for a short time after the collapse on workers who were injured in a deep hole at the site. Those in the hole were hoisted out in rescue baskets via ropes.
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