Structure Collapse Reported at Fontainebleau - 8 News NOW

Structure Collapse Reported at Fontainebleau

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Three floors of the Fontainebleau construction project collapsed around 10:30 Monday morning near the Las Vegas Strip.

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Firefighters from three departments rushed to the scene to help with rescues. Fortunately, all of the construction workers escaped without injury.

Eyewitnesses say they heard a noise and saw plumes of dust coming from the structure but they didn't know what had happened.

This is the second incident at the construction site in less than a week. Last Thursday, a worker was killed after he fell from a beam.

The Fontainebleau is a $2.8 billion, nearly 4,000 room hotel-casino slated to open in 2009.

Fontainebleau released the following statement:

During the course of construction this morning, a pre-cast twin tee, an isolated part of the Fontainebleau garage collapsed, causing a domino effect before stopping at a concrete slab several levels below.  We are thankful to be able to report that no injuries were incurred.  We have suspended all construction on and within the garage complex until a full investigation of the cause of the accident can be completed.

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