Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney confirming Tuesday night that the body of a construction worker that went missing following a partial roof collapse Monday afternoon at a building under construction at 4th and Race Street has been found.
In his message to Mayor John Cranley and city council, Duhaney wrote...
"I am writing to inform you that crews at the scene of the building collapse have recovered the body of the missing worker.
The situation remains fluid and more details will be released at an appropriate time by the appropriate parties. However, I felt the need to make you aware as the situation develops.
The heart of the City of Cincinnati goes out to the family and friends of the deceased. This is a truly sad day for our city. I cannot imagine the grief this family must be going through at this time.
With that said, I would like to thank the first responders from Cincinnati and around the region as well as the various agencies that have worked around the clock on this situation. This is not the outcome we were hoping for but we are appreciative of all their tireless hard work the last two days.
This has been a sad and difficult week for our city. Together, we will mourn and then we will come together to get through this rough time.
I want to assure you that the City will provide necessary support to the agencies involved to get to the bottom of what happened."
Turner Construction, releasing a statement following the news the worker had been found...
It is with great sadness that we confirm that an employee of Gateway Concrete Forming died at the Fourth and Race construction site following the collapse of a section of temporary concrete form work. This is an extremely sorrowful time and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and co-workers at this difficult time.
We want to thank the region’s first responders, emergency service workers and the American Red Cross volunteers for their tireless and selfless efforts through this entire ordeal.
We are encouraging workers to utilize the grief counseling services that are available to them in the difficult days and weeks ahead.