Eight construction workers were injured when a building adjacent to the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, experienced a partial collapse due to a concrete pour gone wrong, multiple news outlets reported Friday. Fortunately, there were no fatalities reported.
Upon receiving the distress call at around 12:30 p.m., firefighters and other authorities swiftly arrived at Lafayette Street, the location of the construction site, according to Clickon Detroit.
Fire Chief John Alston Jr., speaking at a press conference, revealed that the responders found multiple individuals with varying degrees of injuries, including three who were partially trapped under the debris. Thankfully, all 36 people present at the site were safely accounted for.
The collapse transpired when the second floor of the building collapsed onto the first floor and then into the basement during a concrete pour, said Mayor Justin Elicker. Workers at the site informed first responders that the concrete was being poured too quickly, causing it to accumulate in one area and ultimately leading to the collapse.
Elicker emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into the incident, stating that similar construction situations require comprehensive scrutiny. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent investigators to the scene, and city officials intended to issue a stop work order until safety measures were ensured.