Woman injured after partial building collapse in Midtown

- Paramedics transported a woman to the hospital after the front facade of a building fell and pinned her outside a Midtown business.

The collapse happened just after 2 p.m. Monday afternoon outside Synergy, a wellness studio located off Bishop Street. A witness called 911 to report the building collapse and told a dispatcher people were trapped as a result.

Firefighters with the Atlanta Fire Department responded to the scene and said people stuck inside the business were able to help the woman outside escape the debris. Emergency responders helped remove the fallen materials from the front of the business and got everyone out safely.

Paramedics transported the injured woman to Grady Memorial Hospital. According to Atlanta Fire Sgt. Cortez Stafford, she suffered cuts and complained of neck and back pain.

All the businesses that share the building were forced to close Monday afternoon while workers tried to secure the facade.

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