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Friday, October 19, 2007
Duke of Somerset (building) partial collapse

There's not much to see from the street, I assume it's at the back of the building where the mural is (or was).

© 2007 Richard Akerman

Bank and Somerset are closed for two blocks around that intersection.
The closed off parts of the streets are packed with responder vehicles, a blue tent (in the middle of Somerset), and many many news vans and vehicles. I saw a reporter doing a setup in front of a cameraguy at the intersection, as well as a different cameraguy pointing at the building.

I really shouldn't be, but I'm still amazed at how quickly these things get up on the mainstream news sites and show up in search results.

CBC report "Worker rescued after partial building collapse in downtown Ottawa"
A wall of Somerset House, which houses the Duke of Somerset pub, came down without warning around 3 p.m., said Roy Stewart, one of three workers who were renovating the building at the time.

Stewart and another man managed to escape, but the third man who was sitting in the cab of a Bobcat machine, got trapped inside the building, he said.

As of 4 p.m., at least a dozen ambulances, eight fire trucks and a hazmat truck were at the scene.