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Update on part of facade falling at Colonnade shopping center construction area
UPDATE: The Beaumont Fire Department got a call for a partial collapse Thursday, Captain Brad Penisson said, and when they arrived they saw that the facade had fallen over.
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One contract worker had minor injuries, a cut to the finger, and another contractor had debris fall on him and he was checked out by EMS, Penisson said.
KFDM News learned that in total, 11 businesses had to close. There were no other injuries and it is still under investigation.
Penisson said he thinks it happens because they were doing some remodeling and the structure became weak and the wind may have been a contributing factor.