Crane partially collapses at Midtown construction site leaving four injured

Nearly 1,000 residents were evacuated
Crash site at Midtown construction zone
Photo credit Yasmeen Akbar / Audacy Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens says streets will remain closed as long as necessary after a crane crashed into a midtown apartment building.

On Monday, police and firefighters rushed to the scene where the mechanical failure resulting in a piece of the crane fell onto about 28 stories on a building under construction.

Upon receiving the report, Atlanta Fire Captain Michael Roman promptly deployed specialized operations teams to the location. Law enforcement diligently worked to secure the vicinity and ensure the evacuation of structures presumed to be within the potential danger area. As a result of a construction mishap, segments of West Peachtree and Spring streets spanning from 10th to 14th streets were closed off.

Road closed
Photo credit Yasmeen Akbar / Audacy Atlanta

As officials work to "neutralize" the piece of crane that fell, Mayor Andre Dickens explained in a press conference Tuesday that the streets will remain closed for as long as necessary but thanks those who live and work in Midtown for their patience.

He revealed that the city's Parks and Recreation Department is working with the Red Cross to host evacuation centers for those who have been displaced due to this incident.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Yasmeen Akbar / Audacy Atlanta