Roof collapse at Downtown Aquarium: Woman injured, What happened?

Roof collapse at Downtown Aquarium: Woman injured, What happened?

On Friday, a woman was hurt when a portion of a building fell on top of her at the Downtown Aquarium.

Her injuries, which resulted from the building façade falling down over the ticket booths just before 8 o’clock, were not life-threatening, according to Houston Fire Department Deputy Chief Douglas Harrison.

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Neighbors shared their experience of seeing injured women at aquarium collapse

We believe that has something to do with it since that is a waterfall and there is a pool that collects water above it, Harrison added.

Neighbors shared their experience of seeing injured women at aquarium collapse

The woman appeared to be in a lot of agony and had blood streaming down her arms, according to witnesses who provided photographs to KPRC 2.

As witness Kyle Etter described it, “We were kind of surprised when we went out and we just saw a lady laying there with her husband sitting there trying to help her but there’s just so much someone can do.”

Police investigation at Downtown Aquarium

We believe that has something to do with it since that is a waterfall and there is a pool that collects water above it, Harrison added.

The woman appeared to be in a lot of agony and had blood streaming down her arms, according to witnesses who provided photographs to KPRC 2.

As witness Kyle Etter described it, “We were kind of surprised when we went out and we just saw a lady laying there with her husband sitting there trying to help her but there’s just so much someone can do.”

How do women get injured at downtown aquarium ?

According to officials, the woman was standing underneath when the structure above the entryway collapsed on top of her. Her condition was not known when she was transported to the hospital.

How do women get injured at downtown aquarium ?

The building’s portion that collapsed on the woman caused an ankle injury, according to the fire department. A close local hospital received the woman.

Photos of the incident revealed that the building’s front above an entrance had partially collapsed.
The institution required the use of a forklift to remove the collapse debris.
Visitors might still visit the aquarium.

Landry’s Inc. is the owner of the aquarium. A spokeswoman for Landry stated that the business is aware of the situation and intends to issue a statement Friday night.

Officials stated that it was not immediately evident what caused the collapse.

Landry’s, Inc’s statement regarding Woman injured at Downtown Aquarium

Steve Scheinthal, executive vice president and general counsel of Landry’s, Inc., provided the following statement to KHOU 11:

“We are dedicated to conducting a thorough investigation even though we are unsure exactly what occurred at the Downtown Aquarium this evening.

We promptly got in touch with the affected person’s family and are doing everything we can to help them. Our development team is devoted to learning what happened, and we have cleaned up the area. Next day, the Downtown Aquarium will reopen.

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