6 hurt after floor collapses at construction site in Mukwonago

Floor collapse at Mukwonago construction site

MUKWONAGO -- Six people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning, July 3 after a floor collapsed at a construction site in Mukwonago.

Police say the second floor of the building collapsed onto the workers. Mukwonago Fire Chief Jeff Stein says they suffered cuts and bruises.

"Pretty minor for what happened here," said Chief Stein.

It's still early in the investigation, but Stein says workers were prepping the building which will be a new home for Kay's Academy of Dance  -- for a second floor.

Floor collapse at Mukwonago construction site

Floor collapse at Mukwonago construction site

"They must have been pouring it this morning because the concrete was wet," said Stein.

A representative for the dance studio remained on site, offering FOX6 News the following statement:

Kay's Academy of Dance issued the following statement in the wake of this incident:

"We can’t believe this terrible accident.  We are praying for the construction workers and their families. The most important thing to us is that everyone is ok. Thank you to the community for their prayers and support."

Floor collapse at Mukwonago construction site

"The people are all going to be OK. Which I'm glad. I kind of got used to all the guys coming around," said Robin Richard, lives nearby.

Floor collapse at Mukwonago construction site

Floor collapse at Mukwonago construction site

Robin Richard lives right next door. She says she saw the workers taken from the scene.

"There were ambulances and police cars and everything here," Richard said. "I thought someone had gotten killed."

Renderings show what the building will look like. Neighbors say it was scheduled to open later this summer. A timeline that is likely now in doubt.

Meantime, OSHA will interview witnesses and employees and will take up to six months to determine what went wrong.

The incident shut down all lanes on Main Street between Bayview Road and Front Street.

Floor collapse at Mukwonago construction site

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