Floor collapses at North Jacksonville warehouse, no one hurt, JFRD says

No one was hurt after a floor collapsed at a warehouse in North Jacksonville on Wednesday afternoon.

Special Operations and Technical Rescue teams with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were called to 1 Imeson Park Boulevard, as it was originally believed that the building had collapsed.


JFRD Capt. Eric Prosswimmer said he was “fortunate to say that it wasn’t a building collapse.”

The building is two stories and teams found that part of the floor of the second story collapsed.

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Several businesses share the warehouse space. Prosswimmer said he did not know the company name, but he said the Duval County Supervisor of Elections was not affected. The Supervisor of Elections’ Warehouse and Training Center is housed at 1 Imeson Park Boulevard.

Prosswimmer said JFRD was able to quickly determine that nobody was missing and everybody was accounted for.

As a result of the floor collapse, a water line broke from the sprinkler system inside and JFRD shut down the water to minimize that damage.

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The company will have a private contractor clean up the building and work with structural engineers to determine what needs to be done to make the building safe again, Prosswimmer said.

While pallets of goods were damaged, there are no chemical or flammable materials that JFRD had to be concerned with.

Prosswimmer said the cause of the collapse is not known at this time and it will be investigated.

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