Demolition to begin on collapsed area of OH casino


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Demolition of a floor that collapsed at a Cincinnati casino site injuring more than a dozen workers is expected to begin Friday.

Rock Gaming said in a statement Thursday that the city approved demolition of the section that collapsed Jan. 27 while workers were pouring concrete. Rock Gaming is developing the casino in partnership with Caesars Entertainment.

Work resumed Wednesday on the site's unrestricted areas. Crews will begin rebuilding the collapsed area after the demolition.

Rock Gaming says the construction team cannot comment on details of the collapse or the investigation until the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration completes its probe. The OSHA investigation is continuing.

The construction team has assigned a second full-time safety manager to the project.

One worker injured in the collapse remains in serious condition.