Roof Collapse Results in Minor Injuries at Casino in Gardena

GARDENA (CNS) - A roof collapsed today at Larry Flynt's Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena, leaving nearly a dozen people injured.

Firefighters, paramedics and an Urban Search and Rescue team were sent to the 1000 block of West Rosecrans Avenue after the collapse was reported about 10:10 a.m., according to the county fire department.

The collapse occurred over the lobby area of the 100-foot-by-100-foot building, fire officials said. Pictures from inside the casino also showed debris atop some gaming tables. A water leak was also reported.

Eleven people were injured, and seven were transported for hospital treatment. All but one of the injuries was classified as minor. One person's injury was classified as “moderate” because the patient had a pre-existing condition, according to the county fire department.

The building will have to be inspected to determine its fitness for occupancy. The cause of the collapse was under investigation.

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