On Monday afternoon in Midtown Atlanta, the unthinkable happened. A crane collapse left four people injured and buildings in the area destabilized. Multiple individuals, including a construction worker and passersby, described the incident and its aftermath.
The drama began just before 2:30 pm, as Katerina Mathis, a resident in the neighborhood, heard a loud crash. This was followed by tremendous shaking of the ground and the construction worker’s explanation that a portion of a crane has fallen and wounded four people. It wasn’t long until a firefighter knocked on her door, asking her to evacuate.
The cause of the collapse has yet to be determined, although it pertains to a structure in its early stages of construction. The incident resulted in a multiple-floor collapse, prompting emergency response and various witnesses reporting that a car was crushed by fallen scaffolding.
Amidst the chaos, one man, Jeffery Bean living in the area, focused on a piece of positivity. “I hope no one’s hurt,” he declared to Fox Atlanta. But beyond words, his observations of the people heading to ambulances was remarkably reassuring. All in all, the individuals seemed to be cradling arm-level injuries, suggesting a less severe impact.
The individuals were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for assessment and treatment, though information on their current health is not immediately accessible.