1 injured after Atlanta parking deck collapses again


ATLANTA — One person was injured Saturday after an Atlanta parking garage collapsed for the second day in a row, officials said.

Crews responded to the deck at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue in Midtown shortly after 1 p.m., Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Jean Rooker told AJC.com.

One person was trapped in the collapse, officials said. They were rescued and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with leg injuries.

“We believe there was only one person injured,” Rooker said. “Everybody else is accounted for.”

The deck, which is under construction, also collapsed Friday, injuring five people and trapping one worker.

Authorities said workers returned to the deck on Saturday to reinforce the structure when the second collapse occurred. A beam “pancaked down multiple floors,” trapping the worker, Atlanta Fire Rescue said in a tweet.


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