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Everything we know about the New Haven building collapse

Yale-New Haven Hospital says they have admitted eight people so far for treatment.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A partial building collapse at a New Haven construction site has left multiple workers injured, and city officials scrambling for information.

Here's everything we know so far: 

Time and place: The New Haven Fire Department responded to 188 Lafayette Street around 12:38 p.m. for a report of multiple people trapped.

Initial response: Information gathered indicated there was a partial collapse of a building under construction on Lafayette Street and some people were injured, said city officials.

New Haven firefighters rescued six people who were trapped in the rubble, New Haven Emergency Operations Dir. Rick Fontana confirmed to FOX61.

A total of eight people were injured, according to officials. At least one of the victims is in serious condition. No fatalities were reported.

Injuries and treatment: Yale New Haven Hospital told FOX61 they admitted eight patients from the building collapse.

Background: There were around 36 people at the work site at the time of the incident, officials said. The building is around 112,000 square feet, with over 100 residential units. There is a three-level parking garage; two underground and one surface level.

The building is on the corner of Lafayette St. and Tower Lane, near the Yale University campus.

The land is owned by Yale, while the building itself is owned by RMS Companies. Work has shut down at the site, and Mayor Justin Elicker said a "stop work order" will be issued to RMS Companies later Friday.

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Investigation: Elicker said in a news conference that construction crews were pouring concrete on the second floor when that floor collapsed to the first floor, and then collapsed into the basement.

Officials at the press conference noted that they took "extreme care" to make the rescues and ensure everyone was accounted for.

OSHA is on the scene to start an investigation.

The roads near the scene have been blocked off. People are asked to stay away from the area.


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