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Parking garage collapses: All 180 workers scurry out of L.A. parking garage

A parking garage collapses in L.A. Friday morning.
A parking garage collapses in L.A. Friday morning.
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A parking garage collapses in dowtown LA Friday morning while under construction. The large structure partially collapsed at the 800 block of Keller Street, according to officials. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident, LA Times reported March 28.

Apparently a concrete pour was happening about 6:30 a.m. when a worker monitoring the pour heard a suspicious sound and alerted everyone to immediately leave the construction site. Metro spokesman, Paul Gonzales, said the parking garage collapsed right when all of the workers had cleared the area just before 8:50 a.m.

"All the safety procedures worked as designed," Gonzales said.

The structure that collapses is part of an MTA expansion project designed to build a “modern, state-of-the-art bus maintenance facility to the area,” Gonzales said.

“This is going to need to be investigated,” Gonzales said. “Our target time to complete this was this summer -- so that will be delayed.” Gonzales said.

About 180 workers were at the site when it collapsed. It's a good thing everyone survived what could have been a deadly disaster. When a parking garage collapses, there's a lot of heavy parts falling that would be hard for anyone to survive!

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