Part of Parking Deck Collapses at Cleveland Casino

December 19, 2011

Part of a deck of a parking garage for a new Cleveland casino has collapsed.

Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray says the collapse occurred Friday afternoon while workers were pouring concrete on the roof. He says all 52 construction workers are safe.

The parking garage is across the street from the new casino, which is expected to open in March. A spokeswoman says the collapse isn’t expected to affect the opening date.

Gray says the scene has been blocked from pedestrians and motor traffic. Workers won’t be allowed back until the site is deemed safe by the fire department.

Gray says there’s no estimate of the cost of the damage.

Casino owner Rock Ohio Caesars LLC says its investigation will begin immediately. Its casino is among four in the state approved by voters in 2009.

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