Construction work can be dangerous, and a building collapse in Glendale on Wednesday left six workers trapped under rubble. Fortunately, all six were rescued without any serious injuries.
The incident happened in the 1200 block of South Glendale Avenue, where workers were installing large metal roof trusses using a crane. Three of the workers were in cherry pickers and three others were on the ground when the building collapsed.
Anita Shandi, a spokesperson for the Glendale Fire Department, explained that “Three patients were entrapped in the cherry pickers, the other three were ground level. So they were trapped under the rubble and the three others were trapped inside the cages of the cherry picker.”
First responders arrived quickly on the scene, and all six workers were rescued from the rubble. Five of the workers were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but none were seriously injured.
At this time, it is unclear what caused the collapse. The incident is currently under investigation, and officials are working to determine the cause of the collapse and to prevent future accidents.
It’s a reminder of the importance of workplace safety and the risks that construction workers face every day. Thanks to the quick response of emergency services, all six workers were able to make it out alive, and we hope that they make a full recovery from any injuries.