Workers were injured after a roof collapsed after an explosion at an animal hospital in New Jersey. The clinic is the Oradell Animal Hospital on Winters Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. One Person Was Rushed to Hospital After the Collapse
Two workers were missing after the collapse, they have since been located. The extent of their injuries has not been reported. NJ.com reports that one person was transported from the scene in an ambulance. The Bergen Dispatch reports that the only people injured are electricians who had been working at the hospital.
2. The Animals Are Being Sheltered at a Nearby Home Depot
It’s unclear if any animals were injured during the collapse. TV pictures from My Fox New York showed workers attending to dogs and other creatures in the snow outside the clinic. One person who was at the hospital when the accident happened said that the animals were being taken to a nearby furniture store to get them out of the cold.
3. Oradell Is One of the Most ‘State-of-the Art Veterinary Facilities in the World’
The hospital is located in Paramus, New Jersey. It is open 24 hours a day. According to Oradell’s website, the clinic was founded in 1961 by Drs. Gary Johnson and Anthony Palminteri. The site calls the hospital “one of the largest technologically advanced, state-of-the-art veterinary facilities in the world.”
4. The Clinic Saved the Life of a 2015 Westminster Dog Show Champion
The Best of Breed winner at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club show, Oscar, was treated at Oradell, reports NJ.com. That surgery came just after Oscar’s debut at the 2013 Westminster show when the dog fell during training. His owners weren’t sure if he was going to pull through.
5. Roads Around the Clinic Are Blocked Off
The collapse happened at around noon on March 6. Pix 11 reports police in Paramus telling the media that there was “some sort” of explosion at the hospital. Winters Avenue and Ring Road leading up to the hospital are both closed to traffic.