Chief: Four injured after partial building collapse in Covington

Chief: Four injured after partial building collapse in Covington
One person was briefly trapped under the bricks, according to Covington Fire Chief Dan Mathews. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Buckingham)
One person was briefly trapped under the bricks, according to Covington Fire Chief Dan Mathews. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Buckingham)

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Four adults were injured after bricks fell from a building on West Pike Street Thursday, Covington Fire Chief Dan Mathew said.

Multiple emergency crews responded to a report of a partial building collapse at around 11 a.m., according to Kenton County dispatch.

Contractors were making repairs to the roof of the building when a portion fell onto the street hitting four adult chaperones, who were with a class on a field trip.

One person was briefly trapped under the bricks, officials said. Chief Mathews said that witnesses assisted them until first responders arrived.

The four victims were transported to area hospitals.  They are expected to be OK.

No children were hurt.

Covington Larry Klein says the he building that partially collapsed is about 100 years old. It is a thriving tool business. An engineer is expected to come out later today to see how stable the structure is.

FOX19 NOW will continue to update this developing story.

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