Two hurt in awning collapse in Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH -- Two workers suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon when a large awning from an abandoned grocery store collapsed, officials said.

Initially, a fire report listed the call as entrapment/rescue at North Beach Street and Basswood Boulevard in north Fort Worth.

Firefighters and paramedics responded to the 1 p.m. call at the building, which used to be a Tom Thumb grocery store.

A MedStar official said that two men suffered injuries from the falling awning and were treated at the scene.

The building is being renovated for a Gateway Church satellite location by AUI Contractors.

Lawrence Swicegood, spokesman for the church, said the incident occurred while contractors were tearing down the awning.

"During the demolition part, a portion of the awning fell," Swicegood said. "MedStar checked over two workers for minor injuries. They're back at work this afternoon."

Swicegood said the church should be completed next spring.

According to the church's website, members are meeting at Fossil Ridge High School on Sundays until the new building opens.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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