UPDATE: Victims released from hospital after floor collapse


UPDATE (08/17/2018) – Police tape still lines the front steps and the building is closed by order of the fire department, as the investigation into what caused the floor inside the building to collapse continues.

Now, plywood covers the openings where witnesses say doors blew off when the floor collapsed Thursday.

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It happened inside a multi-purpose warehouse on Westland Drive, in a two-story area where bulk groceries are stored.

Two people fell through the floor and were injured. Good news, though? The building’s property manager says both victims have been released from the hospital and are at home with their families.

The building’s owners tell ABC 36 structural engineers are working to figure out what happened.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Crews are investigating after a floor collapsed inside a Lexington building.

When it happened, the fire department says it had about 50 firefighters on scene.

It happened off Westland Drive, at a multi-purpose warehouse. Firefighters say where it happened was a two floor space where bulk groceries are stored.

The concrete flooring inside that space collapsed, and the fire department says two people who were inside at the time, fell through the floor.

Firefighters say one got out easily, while the other required some digging to get out.  Both were taken to UK Hospital and are expected to be okay.

Before firefighters got there, they say some people from nearby businesses ran in to help.