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Update: Streets Re-Opened After Collapse at Construction Site

The downtown Redmond incident left four construction workers with minor injuries.

Update, 4 p.m.: The company that employs the injured workers is Seattle-based Compass General Construction, according to Redmond Fire spokesman Jim Bove.

Patch has attempted to contact the company for more information on what led to the collapse. We will post more information as we receive it.

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Update, 2:40 p.m.: All lanes of traffic are back open in downtown Redmond following a structural collapse at a construction site.

The incident took place when a portion of formwork that was supporting the floor during a concrete pour collapsed at around 11:45 a.m., according to a news release from the Redmond Fire Department. Fire crews from Redmond, Kirkland and Woodinville responded to the scene.

A total of four construction workers were treated at local hospitals for minor injuries. A team of fire personnel and structural engineers searched the building and determined no one else was affected by the collapse, the release stated.

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Original post: A scaffolding collapse has left at least four construction workers with minor injuries in downtown Redmond, according to Jim Bove of the Redmond Police Department.

The incident happened near the intersection of Cleveland Street and 164th Avenue Northeast, Bove said. A six-story mixed-use development called Centerpointe is currently under construction at that location.

Both Redmond and Kirkland fire departments are currently on the scene. Bove said 164th Avenue Northeast between Redmond Way and Northeast 76th Street and Cleveland Street between Redmond Way and 166th Avenue Northeast are expected to remain closed for the next two hours.

Bove said at least four people suffered minor injuries and that three were transported to local hospitals as a precautionary measure. First responders are still trying to determine whether everyone is accounted for.

"There are conflicting head counts," Bove said.

The scaffolding that collapsed was located about 25 to 30 feet above the ground, according to Bove. It's unclear at this point whether the workers fell or were on the ground at the time of the incident.

This is a developing story. Patch will update this post with more details as soon as they are available.

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Editor's note: This story was updated a few minutes after it was first posted to include new information.

GlutenCaseinFree Customer November 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Happened minutes before I went out for lunch, I live on Cleveland by Redmond Way. I hope nobody is seriously hurt. Traffic was crazy as a result, glad I could get back home.
Caitlin Moran November 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM
It sounds like there were only minor injuries, NoGluten. Scary stuff, though!

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