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1 still missing in rubble hours after Ohio building collapse

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a partial building collapse at the construction site near the intersection of Race and Fourth Streets in downtown Cincinnati on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a partial building collapse at the construction site near the intersection of Race and Fourth Streets in downtown Cincinnati on Monday. (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

CINCINNATI (AP) — One person remains missing and four were injured in Cincinnati after part of a building under construction collapsed Monday.

Turner Construction Co. says in a statement that four workers were treated Monday and released from hospitals, while rescue efforts remained under way early Tuesday morning for a fifth worker.

Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston said workers on the structure’s fifth floor were injured when part of the building collapsed after concrete was poured on the sixth floor. The downtown Cincinnati building is unfinished and resides on a construction site that isn’t accessible to the public.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said he’s praying for the man still lost as search teams continue working into the night.

Ron Howard, property manager of the building across the street, described the collapse as sounding like a “bunch of mud, metal crashing, timber falling.”

Turner Construction said it will release more information when it becomes available.

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