6 workers rescued after Glendale construction site collapses
GLENDALE, Calif. - Six workers were rescued Wednesday after they were trapped when a construction site building collapsed in Glendale.
The collapse was reported late Wednesday morning in the 1200 block of South Glendale Avenue.
SkyFOX images from the scene showed several people trapped in cherry pickers at the site. One of them was stuck at least 30 feet above the ground. Fallen metal rafters were seen strewn throughout the area.
"Three patients were entrapped in the cherry pickers, the other three were ground level. So they were trapped under the rubble and the three others were trapped inside the cages of the cherry picker," said Anita Shandi with the Glendale Fire Department.
Officials said the workers were using a crane to install large metal roof trusses on the building when the collapse happened.
Five workers were taken to the hospital but no one was seriously injured, authorities said.
FOX 11 captured footage of the elevator that collapsed during the incident. One worker said he escaped from elevator and is amazed he survived.
No word on what may have caused the collapse or if anyone has been injured.
City News Service contributed to this report.