Louisville, Kentucky arena floor collapse injures 3 construction workers

Louisville, Kentucky arena floor collapse injures 3 construction workers


Louisville’s arena construction project collapsed while workers poured concrete.

Louisville, KY(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Louisville Fire & Rescue responded to a 911 call on Monday when a floor collapsed at the arena project while construction workers poured concrete. As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal, three construction workers suffered injuries at about 10:30 a.m. At the River Road downtown arena project. M.A. Mortenson Company, a construction management firm, stated the demolished floor was the arena’s main concourse.

The three injured construction workers, employees of F.A. Wilhelm Construction, a concrete contractor form Indianapolis, were rescued and transported by emergency medical personnel to University Hospital. Louisville Fire & Rescue officials halted labor while the structure was inspected. Officials with Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program were also on the scene evaluating the construction accident. The OSHA inspector will investigate hazardous working conditions and possible violations by the concrete pouring company.

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