No injuries reported after part of old downtown hospital collapses on excavator

The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) says demolition work on the former Saint Joseph Hospital...
The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) says demolition work on the former Saint Joseph Hospital in downtown Fort Wayne has been paused after part of the building collapsed on a crane Monday morning.(Staff)
Published: Sep. 12, 2022 at 12:54 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Crews are investigating after the former Saint Joseph Hospital in downtown Fort Wayne partially collapsed on top of construction equipment Monday morning.

Crews on the scene tell WPTA that part of the building along Main Street, near Broadway, collapsed and fell on an excavator that a demolition worker was operating. Luckily, FWFD Deputy Chief Adam O’Connor says no one was injured in the incident.

Back in June, the area around the hospital had to be closed to traffic after a demolition contractor accidentally started a small fire, creating concerns about a possible building collapse.

Fort Wayne’s NBC is working to learn more about the incident from the demolition company. Stay tuned for updates.

FILE - Damage following June 2 fire at the old Saint Joseph Hospital
FILE - Damage following June 2 fire at the old Saint Joseph Hospital(Staff)