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Construction Worker Killed in Jacksonville Parking Garage Collapse

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Fourteen people were injured and one man was killed when a parking garage that was under construction in Jacksonville collapsed on Thursday. The body of the victim was discovered in the wreckage today. It is unknown why the construction accident occured. They were in the process of pouring fresh concrete at the time of the collapse.

Bulin said she expected the body to be retrieved by the end of the day. An autopsy to identify the victim was also scheduled for later Saturday.

The collapsed parking garage was a chaotic scene for the rescuers who worked to pull the injured to safety. Search and rescue dogs were called in to help. The construction site is along the St. Johns River.

If you would like to read more about construction accidents, please visit InjuryBoard’s Worksite Injuries information page.