A house in New Orleans East collapsed as contractors worked to elevate it, and one person was killed, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
It happened in the 8000 block of Mercier Street at 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. Contractors from Fusion Shoring were working to elevate the home when it collapsed.
A 32-year-old worker was killed, and fire officials were able to remove his body around 3 p.m., fire officials said.
An engineer reported that the unusual thing about the collapse was that the house moved five feet horizontally. Read the rest of the circumstances HERE.