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Parking Garage Collapses Outside Bethesda Mall

by Associated Press posted May 23 2013 6:50PM
  BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A parking garage has partially collapsed outside a shopping mall in suburban Maryland, and officials say one construction worker who was trapped has died.
 
     Montgomery County rescuers worked to stabilize the structure to free a second worker for more than four hours on Thursday. Officials say it appears a 50,000-pound section of the parking deck collapsed outside a Macy's store.
 
     Fire Department spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt says one man died. The second worker, who was freed about 6 p.m., has serious injuries.
 
     Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham says rescuers confirmed there were no other people inside the structure. 
 
     The parking deck was under construction during the collapse and was not open to the public.
 
     Video from the scene showed a large concrete slab appears to have fallen out of place.
 
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