NEW ORLEANS – NOEMS Lieutenant Johnathan Fourcade spoke to WGNO Reporter Wild Bill regarding the building collapse.
So far, we know there has been one fatally. Eighteen people were transported to area hospitals, and one patient who refused treatment on the scene.
An additional three people are currently unaccounted for. Fourcade says this does not mean that they have died, or are missing, they are just unaccounted for.
Fourcade says the building is still very unstable, as well as the crane. A secondary collapse is very possible.
WGNO is live on the scene and will be giving live updates every half hour.