- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on the fatal collapse of a commercial building in downtown Sioux Falls and the aftermath (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Inspectors are examining the remains of a commercial building that collapsed in Sioux Falls last week, killing one man and injuring a woman.

They are trying to determine how to safely remove the rubble of the former Copper Lounge that was being renovated for a drug store when it collapsed into a downtown street Friday.

Inspectors are concerned about the integrity of a building directly to the north of the collapsed structure that houses the bar Pave, which remains closed.

During a briefing Monday, Sioux Falls emergency manager Regan Smithy says the building and its remains have been turned over to the contractor and that the city would maintain security of the site.

Workers from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have also been on the scene.


7:41 a.m.

Crews working at the site of a fatal building collapse in Sioux Falls pulled a third dog from the rubble two days after the structure gave way.

Workers say they heard a faint noise or bark Sunday as they picked through the debris and found the beagle underneath a mattress. The dog and two others found earlier belong to Emily Fodness who was rescued from the rubble several hours after the collapse Friday. A construction worker was killed when the building crumbled. A memorial was created near the site for him, identified by relatives as Ethan McMahon.

The building which had housed a bar was being remodeled into a drug store at the time of the collapse.

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