Falling facade injures 3 people in Seattle

April 2, 2010 10:59:24 AM PDT
Part of a facade fell from a three-story building in downtown Seattle, injuring three people on the sidewalk. Authorities say the debris hit a 40-year-old man in the head. He was alert and talking to medics.

Two others have minor injuries -- a 45-year-old man who was knocked down has back pain, and a 23-year-old woman was hit in the leg.

All three have been taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen (HOW'-en) says bricks and concrete from above the Icon Grill restaurant knocked off pieces of a sign as they fell.

Police have blocked off the building until inspectors say it's safe.


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