Published: Sat, October 12, 2019

Part of Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses

Part of Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses

Emergency medical services director Emily Nichols said that first responders evaluated 19 people at the scene, 18 of whom were transported to hospitals and are in stable condition.

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.

Fourcase says the building is still very unstable, as well as the crane. There are three people confirmed missing.

"It is unsupported and very unsafe", McConnell said.

Construction workers had to use ladders to get down to safety, WWLTV reports.

Another video on social media was taken by someone aboard one of the city's famous streetcars as it approached the site while the building was collapsing.


An employee said there were roughly 45 workers inside the building at the time.

Edwards urged people to stay away from the area, which was still considered unstable.

It was not clear what caused the collapse, which affected the sixth to eighth floors.

One person has been confirmed killed and three are unaccounted for after a large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans suddenly collapsed. Please avoid the area & listen to public safety officials.

The building was under construction at the corner of Rampart Street and Canal Street, a broad boulevard just outside the Quarter, lined with restaurants hotels and retailers.

The hotel was scheduled to open in the spring. The company planned to build 350 hotel rooms, four meeting spaces, two ballrooms plus 62 one- and two-bedroom units available for purchase.

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