Far South Side building collapses, one person rescued
July 16, 2012 11:26AM
Updated: July 16, 2012 3:01PM
One person was rescued and was said to be in good condition after a building he was working in collapsed Monday morning in the Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood.
Firefighters were called to the scene of a building collapse about 10:40 a.m. At 353 E. Kensington, and a still and box alarm was called, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.
A man was working on the second floor of the two-story masonry and frame building when the “walls kicked out the roof collapsed,” Langford said.
He was unable to get out on his own and was rescued by firefighters and was being take to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Paramedics said he was in “very good shape,” Langford said.
The building, which was commercial on the first floor and residential on the second, was undergoing rehabilitation at the time of the collapse, he said.
No other injuries were reported.