Downtown Seattle rains bricks; 2 injured when a building facade collasped

Legal news for Washington personal injury attorneys. Three people were injured when the side of a downtown building collapsed.

The brick veneer of a building facade in downtown Seattle, Washington collapsed, inuring three people.

Seattle, WA—A brick veneer peeled off a building in downtown Seattle on Friday morning, April 2, 2010, sending three people to the hospital. The facade fell around 9:00 a.m., off the Icon Grill restaurant building, as reported by

Police officials reported the 30-foot wide facade section made of brick came crumbling down from the top of the restaurant, striking the restaurant sign as it fell. Three unfortunate people were below and were hit by the falling debris. Responding emergency medical technicians (EMT) transported one woman and two men to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. One of the male victims was reportedly hit in the head by the bricks and is currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) and in serious condition with a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI). The 23-year-old female sustained a leg injury and the other male suffered a back injury and were treated and released.

Pieces of the facade can still be seen dangling from the side of the building. The city building department dispatched inspectors to the scene who have determined that the brick veneer peeled off and the basic structure of the building is sound. It is unknown if the facade collapse is weather-related.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington personal injury lawyers.