• Woman pinned when part of building collapses on her

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    ATLANTA - A woman was hospitalized after part of a building facade collapsed on her.

    We had live coverage of this breaking news on Channel 2 Action News at 4 on Monday.

    Atlanta fire says the awning structure fell as the woman came out of the office along Bishop Street in northwest Atlanta.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the awning that fell was above a chiropractor’s office.


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    Witnesses tell Channel 2 Action News the woman was pinned by the debris.

    "It took two of us to push the door and get her inside,” said the witness. “Honestly, I thought a car had hit the door and was pinning her. I was happy to see it was just a piece of the roof."

    A building inspector says a crew was working on the facade earlier in the day.

    The building is closed for the time being.

    The woman was taken to the Grady Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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