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Two injured at AIDB after floor collapses

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Two people were hurt Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, when a floor collapsed at the Alabama Institure for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB).

According to Talladega Fire and Rescue, authorities were notified around 11:30 a.m. that a structure had collapsed outside the Teague Student Center at the Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD). Two employees were hurt in the incident but no students were harmed.

When fire and rescue crews arrived on sight, they reported that a heavy work lift had caused the floor to collapse.

On Talladega Fire and Rescue’s Facebook, they said, “We are thankful it was not worse than it was and no students were injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those injured in the incident.”

The building will be closed for students for the time being until a structural engineer can assess the building’s damage and safety.

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