Structure collapse at downtown LA construction site; no injuries reported (updated)

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The second story of an under-construction MTA parking garage collapsed Friday morning in downtown Los Angeles.

The incident happened at approximately 8:50 a.m. on the east side of downtown L.A. at Metro Division 13, a new bus operating division. Metro reports that workers were pouring concrete in the upper parking deck of the southeast corner of the building "when pour watchers noticed something was amiss."

The 180 workers on site cleared the area before the top level collapsed and there were no injuries reported, according to Metro

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott told KPCC that a Urban Search and Rescue was on the scene immediately following the incident. 

The collapse appeared to involve a portion of the structure under construction as well as scaffolding. The site is adjacent to the west side of the Los Angeles River, near county jails and the downtown transit plaza.

Construction work on the project has stopped and no work will resume until an investigation is conducted by Metro, the contractor and the design firm.

Division 13 has been under construction since late 2012. When completed, the facility will serve 200 buses and approximately 500 employees.

This story has been updated.

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