Just before 9 a.m. the Fire Department responded to multiple 911 calls reporting that the facade of a building at 5th and Virginia had fallen and hit several people on the sidewalk below. Firefighters treated three patients with non-life threatening injuries. The most seriously injured patient is a 40 year old male who was hit in the head by some of the debris. He suffered a head injury but was alert and talking to firefighters. A 45 year old male was hit with debris as well and complained of back pain. The third patient, a 23 year old female suffered a minor leg injury. All three patients were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The brick and cement debris fell from an approximately 30 foot wide by 6 foot tall section on the third story of the building. Building inspectors from the City’s Department of Planning and Development inspected the structure for safety.