SAN ANTONIO -- Two construction workers suffered injuries -- one critically -- when a parking structure they were working on in the Medical Center area collapsed Monday.(from KSAT-12)
The collapse occurred just before noon on Monday at University Hospital near the intersection of Wurzbach and Medical drives, hospital spokeswoman Leni Kirkman said.
San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said the crew was working on the seven-story structure when they heard a rumbling noise shortly before noon.
Hood said the workers activated an emergency tone, causing the crew to evacuate the structure.
More than 100 workers were on the site at the time and all were accounted for, Hood said.
One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Kirkman said, but another was admitted in critical condition and was being treating [sic] at University Hospital's trauma center.
Wow. One hundred workers, and only two were injured in a freakin' building collapse! Don't you know a lot of guts dropped when that emergency tone sounded, followed closely by mass and speedy evacuations.
And they got out pretty quick, too.