Cincinnati casino collapse causes injuries
January 27, 2012
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A casino being built in downtown Cincinnati partially collapsed Friday morning, injuring as many as 20 people, nine seriously. None of the injuries are considered life threatening at the casino, which is being developed by Dan Gilbert's Rock Gaming in partnership with Caesars Entertainment.
The collapse came in a large part of the building, and, according to Cincinnati.com, Cincinnati fire chief Dick Braun said concrete was being poured on the second floor when the floor gave way. A beam fell on the floor, sending it and the workers on it crashing to the ground.
Rain was falling when the collapse occurred at approximately 8 a.m., and muddy conditions forced emergency workers to build a makeshift bridge to transport the injured workers from the scene. All roads around the casino were closed by police.
This is the second casino construction accident in less than two months. On Dec. 16, a parking garage at the casino being built in Cleveland--also owned by Rock Gaming--collapsed. There were no injuries sustained in that incident.