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NOFD: Workers injured in collapsed building


New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Fire Department says two construction workers were injured when a building collapsed Thursday with them inside.

The fire department reports 24 firefighters responded at 2:15 p.m. to a call of persons trapped in the 700 block of General Pershing Street.  Fire officials say, when firefighters arrived, they found what appeared to be a one-story double being converted into a single-family dwelling.

They say the construction workers walked out of the collapsed building and were taken to an area hospital by an EMS unit.  

Firefighters say the workers had obvious bruises and puncture wounds.  They also say a building inspector from Safety and Permits responded to the scene.


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