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A concrete section of the parking garage at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda collapsed on Thursday, killing one person and critically injuring a second.
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A concrete section of the parking garage at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda collapsed on Thursday, killing one person and critically injuring a second.

One construction worker is dead and a second is critically injured, after part of a concrete parking garage collapsed at Westfield Montgomery Mall on Thursday.

Montgomery County rescuers were called to the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda just before 2 p.m. Officials say a 50,000-pound section of the parking deck collapsed outside the Macy's store.

Fire Department spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt says one man died and rescuers, including Maryland's "Go-Team," which is an advanced resuscitative team that is equipped to respond to seriously injured patients, as well as about 100 other emergency and rescue personnel were on the scene. After nearly four hours, rescuers freed the second man.

The parking deck was under construction at the time of the collapse and was not open to the public.

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