ECHO PARK — A home that was undergoing foundation work partially collapsed this morning, injuring a woman who was inside the structure.
A crew had been working on the raised foundation of a rear house in the 1400 block of Waterloo Street when neighbors said they heard a loud noise shortly after 9 a.m.. “The house had literally cracked in half, “said Rommel Zuniga, who lives next door to the damaged bungalow. “One of my neighbors was inside.”
The L.A. Fire Department said that a 34-year-old woman was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for a minor injury after she complained of knee pain, said department spokesman Brian Humphrey. None of the workers under the house were injured, he said.
Officials with the Department of Building and Safety are now on site. The cause of the collapse has not been determined.
— Marc Cota-Robles (@abc7marccr) September 14, 2016
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