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US Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel

05:50  15 october  2019
05:50  15 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Beloved grandfather's body pulled from collapsed Hard Rock hotel

  Beloved grandfather's body pulled from collapsed Hard Rock hotel A family holding vigil outside the site of the Hard Rock hotel construction collapse received the news they hoped they’d never hear. Anthony Magrette’s body was pulled from the rubble, according to his wife, Nova Magrette. She tells WWL-TV that she identified his body at the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office on Sunday night.

Part of an under-construction New Orleans hotel collapsed on Saturday morning, leaving at least two Video of the incident shows portions of the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans crashing down on Overnight, city officials said an additional person had been found dead. Search and rescue efforts

Hard Rock hotel was under construction in Louisiana city and site still considered unstable after one New Orleans officials said late on Saturday a second person had been killed in the partial A 270ft crane looming over the wreckage was also in danger of collapse , further complicating rescue efforts .

Rescue crews in New Orleans were still searching for a missing worker in the area where a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino building under construction partially collapsed over the weekend, voicing concern about two heavily damaged cranes that were in danger of falling down, officials said Monday.

"We're still in rescue mode," said New Orleans Fire Chief Timothy McConnell during a news conference. "Our teams are once again, they're back in the building for the fifth time today. We think we're close to an area" where the missing person might be, but "we do not have confirmation."

New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site

  New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site A new construction crane has been moved to the New Orleans site where a partially collapsed building and two giant cranes are in danger of toppling after a weekend disaster that killed three workers. It was not immediately clear how it might be used in efforts to stabilize the site. It was not immediately clear how it might be used in efforts to stabilize the site. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was to meet with officials there Thursday and hold an afternoon news conference.

The new Hard Rock Hotel was under construction at the corner of Rampart Street and Canal Street, a broad boulevard just outside the Quarter that is lined Hard Rock International issued a statement expressing sympathy for victims and their families. The statement said the company had a licensing

The Hard Rock Hotel construction site collapsed Saturday morning onto Canal Street. NEW ORLEANS , La. (WVUE) -The Hard Rock Hotel partially collapsed Saturday morning (Oct. The historic Saenger Theater was also damaged . City officials said the building has a hole in the roof.

City leaders were also concerned about rain possibly hampering rescue efforts and causing the structure to further collapse.

McConnell said the evacuation zone was slighted widened in response to the vulnerable cranes, as workers continue to move with search dogs through the unstable structure.

"The crane that looks damaged, we've known about," he told reporters. "The engineers determined that the other crane is just as risky."

Collin Arnold, the city's Homeland Security director, said experts have been called in to help stabilize the structure and cranes.

"These cranes are both in a bad situation," he said. "We have great minds here and a lot of equipment coming in. It's just going to be a matter of time before we can figure out a game plan."

New Orleans to explode huge unstable cranes ahead of storm

  New Orleans to explode huge unstable cranes ahead of storm The city of New Orleans is preparing to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes that are towering over a partially collapsed hotel project at the edge of the French Quarter, bringing them down Friday just ahead of tropical weather that could possibly cause them to tumble out of control. They hope to demolish the cranes with a series of controlled explosions that would drop them straight down without damaging gas and electricity lines and historic buildings.

The new Hard Rock Hotel was under construction at the corner of Rampart Street and Canal Street, a broad boulevard just outside the Quarter that is lined Hard Rock International issued a statement expressing sympathy for victims and their families. The statement said the company had a licensing

A HARD Rock hotel in New Orleans collapsed today leaving at least one dead, two Emergency workers are preparing to enter the partially collapsed building in the hopes of finding two A 270ft-tall tall crane looming over the wreckage also is unstable and in danger of collapse further complicating

At least 30 people were hospitalized and two people were killed after Saturday's collapse. More than 100 people were working on the construction site near the French Quarter when the building gave way.

a view of a city street: Three people are unaccounted for and one person is dead after a Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana being built partially collapsed.© FoxNews.com Three people are unaccounted for and one person is dead after a Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana being built partially collapsed. Large sections of the area near the damaged site remained closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said utilities were cut off to nine major businesses in the area and 37 families have been put up at hotels.

She said the city will cooperate with an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) investigation into what went wrong.

"We're going to be as cooperative as necessary, to the fullest extent," Cantrell said Monday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse: two cranes demolished at construction site in New Orleans .
Now that two cranes at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans are toppled, crews can begin searching for two bodies that remain in the debris, city officials said Sunday. © Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate/AP Debris hangs on the side of the building after a large portion of a hotel under construction suddenly collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Several construction workers had to run to safety as the Hard Rock Hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured.

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