A crane partially collapsed at a construction site in Atlanta’s Midtown area on Monday, injuring four people. According to police, the incident occurred when a counterweight fell onto the building under construction, causing at least two floors to become compromised and potentially collapse. Seven people were rescued from the site, and the four injured individuals were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Firefighters were on the scene to ensure the safety of all construction crew members. Atlanta Fire Captain Michael Roman stated that there were two damaged cranes on site, with the one next to the building being unstable. Engineers and crane experts were present to gather information to prevent further danger.
As of Monday evening, the scene needed to be secured as there remained a risk of crane collapse. Nearby streets were closed off, and residents were advised to avoid the area. Nevertheless, Roman emphasized that the location of the accident was secure, and that there was no reason for concern about collateral damage.