Recovery Efforts Continue After Building Collapse in Downtown Cincinnati


Cincinnati's City Manager says the operation at Fourth and Race downtown has shifted to a recovery effort. Search and rescue crews continue to chip through concrete to try and find a worker missing since a partial collapse of the building under construction. The collapse happened as crews were pouring over 400 cubic yards of concrete on one of the upper floors of the building.

Turner Construction is in charge of the project and has released a statement saying "We truly appreciate the care provided by Cincinnati's first responders and local hospital medical staffs." Four workers who were injured in the collapse have already been treated at the hospital and released.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says this is a painful reminder that "the men and women who build this city do not come to work every day without risk."

The photos below are from the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Photo from Cincy Fire and EMS

Photo from Cincy Fire and EMS

Cincy Fire and EMS recovery efforts

Cincy Fire and EMS recovery efforts

Several streets are closed downtown because of the search and recovery effort. Here is a map provided by Cincinnati Police.